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30 November 2020

Lagos warn against use and sales of Firecrackers

Lagos State Government has warned against the use of firecrackers and all forms of fireworks due to its potential hazard to the people and the environment.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts, Olugbenga Oyerinde,urged parents and guardians to warn their wards against the use of fireworks, saying the law banning the use of fireworks is still in force and security agencies in Lagos State will arrest those selling and distributing the device in the markets.

Oyerinde who disclosed this in his office, said that CBD enforcement officers and other security agencies had been mandated to ensure that fireworks were totally removed especially within the markets and residential area.

He recalled a fire outbreak caused by storage of fireworks in Lagos Island which led to the loss of lives and properties worth millions of naira.

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