The Lagos Safety Commission (LSC) has shut 19 event centres for safety infractions in the interest of public safety.
The Director General, Lagos Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola disclosed this, during an on-the-spot assessment of event centres in the State on Thursday.
According to him, the safety assessment exercise is an ongoing effort to promote the Commission’s mandate to ensure zero accidents, particularly during this yuletide season.
Mojola declared that before this exercise, the Commission had earlier informed all event owners through their various associations of the need to adopt safety best practices at all events and to duly register all events with 250 guests and above through its registration portal www.lasgsafetyreg.com to obtain an Event Safety Permit.
He said the Commission has taken decisive action to enforce compliance with basic safety standards and guarantee safer events by sealing these event centres for non-conformity with already established safety protocols.
Some of the event centres Include White Stone Event Centre, Lekki Coliseum, Leisure Park, La Madison, Haddasah, The Summit, Villa Park, De Dove, Majesty, The Podium, Celebrations Gardens, Tastee Event Centres, Majesty Events Cent, among others.
Mojola stated that the Commission would continue to conduct routine inspections to ensure that safety standards were upheld across the events and hospitality sectors within the State.
He enjoined members of the public to escalate and report safety infractions observed at events and public facilities to the Commission.