The Lagos State Government has shut down the children's section of the Wonderland tourist attraction centre following the electrocution of one of its guests on Monday.
The closure was announced in a statement by the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola.
The decision was made after a joint inspection with the Lagos State Task Force team and Mojola stated that it would forestall fatalities to children who visit the place.
Mojola further revealed that the facility would remain shut down until all infractions were corrected to prevent users from further exposure to risk, especially children.
“The closure was imperative to prevent further exposure of attendees at the venue to prevent accidents that could lead to injuries and fatalities.
“The event venue owner, Mr Ezekiel Adamu, had refused to implement safety measures prescribed by the commission despite several meetings at the onset of the project following an initial safety inspection exercise carried out on the venue to deliberate on safety infractions observed within the facility.
“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 events are safe for Lagos residents”, part of the statement reads.
The DG added that nobody or institution is bigger than the state and it would continue to ensure the safety of Lagosians during the festive period.
Mojola issued a warning to owners of facilities in the state who fail to comply with safety guidelines on events and urged residents to socialise responsibly.