The Lagos State Government on Saturday said it is investigating a viral video showing kegs of petrol handed out as souvenirs at an event centre in Lagos.
This was disclosed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.
“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 Lagos State Government through the Safety Commission is investigating this matter and will ensure that all parties to this reprehensible action are made to account for it.
“The safety of lives and properties of Lagosians and visitors remains a top priority to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. We, therefore, advise that actions that can lead to loss of lives and properties be avoided,” the commissioner added.
The kegs of petrol were shared to guests at a party amid the fuel scarcity in Nigeria.
Photos and videos shared online show kegs containing petrol lined up for guests at the Erelu Okin Foundation Installation party which held today, March 4, 2022.
A guest at the party told social media users that the content of the keg is not groundnut oil, as many assumed, rather it is petrol.