Following the electrocution of a reveller, the Lagos State Government has ordered the immediate closure of the Kiddies Section of Wonderland at Energy City, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Director-General of the State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, announced this after a joint inspection with the Lagos State Task Force team.
He said the intervention became imperative to prevent further exposure of attendees particularly kids at the venue to hazards and danger and to prevent accidents that could lead to injuries and fatalities.
Persecondnews reports that Wonderland, an event venue for funseekers, was shut on December 26 following the electrocution of a guest at the event venue.
Mojola said in a statement that until preventive measures are put in place and all infractions corrected to curb further exposure to risk, especially children, the kids section remains closed.
He noted that the owner of the facility, Mr Ezekiel Adamu, failed to adhere to safety measures prescribed by the commission, when the inspection and observation team visited the section.
“It has, however, become urgent and pertinent to shut down the facility until all infractions are corrected to prevent users from further exposure to risk especially children and to also ensure that other lined up event are safe for Lagos residents.
“No individual or institution is bigger than the State,” Mojola said.
According to him, no individual or institution is bigger than the state and that it would continually ensure the safety of Lagosians as they go about enjoying the festive season.
Mojola warned facility owners in the state to comply with the state’s safety guidelines on events while urging residents to “socialise responsibly.”