Lagos State Government Bans The Use Of Fireworks And Firecrackers, Threatens Arrest


The Lagos State government has cautioned residents against the selling and use of firecrackers or any sort of fireworks inside business areas as the Christmas period draws near.

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business Districts, Olugbenga Oyerinde, said during a media instructions on Thursday, November 26, 2020, the state’s law disallowing fireworks stays set up.

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The law was authorized in light of the reckless stockpiling of fireworks which prompted a blast that caused a staggering fire that took one life in Central Lagos in 2012.

In any event, 30 individuals were harmed and nine structures decimated with misfortunes of millions of naira recorded.

Oyerinde said on Thursday security agencies in Lagos will capture those selling and utilizing the gadget inside business regions and local locations.

He stated, “Fireworks have a comparative sound as certain firearms utilized by hoodlums, as such individuals can’t separate them.

“Likewise, there is a need to ensure markets against fire episodes.

“Thusly, it is critical to brace down on the deal and utilization to help secure individuals and significant property, as the Christmas and New Year festivities approach,” he said.

Oyerinde said the state government has additionally set up measures to guarantee that residents are not troubled with traffic gridlock and crimes as the year finds some conclusion.

He said there will be all out the requirement of the traffic and safety laws.

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