Lagos To Probe The Sharing Of Petrol As Souvenir At A Party

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The viral photos and videos showing the moment petrol loaded in jerrycans were shared as souvenirs during a party has attracted the attention of the Lagos State government.
The state government in a reaction on Saturday through the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso said the development will be investigated.

He pointed out that having jerrycans of petrol as souvenirs is a dangerous development that contradicts safety standards and is capable of causing harm to lives and property.

Mr. Omotoso added that the safety of the people of Lagos remains a top priority to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

“There is no doubt that this action is dangerous and can lead to loss of lives and property. It is blatantly against all safety measures in such places,” he said.

“The safety of lives and properties of Lagosians and visitors remain a top priority to the Governor @jidesanwoolu administration. We, therefore, advise that actions that can lead to loss of lives and properties be avoided,” the commissioner added.

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For weeks, Lagosians as well as other Nigerians have been gasping in petrol scarcity, despite the Federal Government’s many promises that sufficient fuel has been released to oil marketers.

Long queues have persisted at filling stations for over a month even as motorists buy a litre of petrol for over N200 in some places. The astronomic rise in the cost of fuel and the difficulty to get Premium Motor Spirit has made transport fares jump up with commuters groaning under the high cost of movement.

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