LASG Indicts Elegushi Beach Operators In Drowning Of UNILAG students

The Lagos State Govern­ment has issued a warn­ing to operators of beach­es, parks and other public spaces in the state to enthrone a culture of strict adherence to the safety regulations guiding their oper­ations or face appropriate sanc­tions.
The warning, coming against the backdrop of the recent deaths of two postgraduate students of the University of Lagos (UNI­LAG) at the popular Elegushi Beach, was handed down by the Commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructure Development, Ade Akinsanya.
While describing as unfor­tunate the incident at Elegushi Beach which claimed the lives of Adeshola Ogunefun and Olufun­milayo Odusina, both Postgradu­ate students of the UNILAG, Ak­insanya said the incident could have been averted if safety meas­ures were put in place by the op­erators.
He added that owners and operators of public spaces ear­marked for leisure must give ut­most attention to safety measures to prevent avoidable mishaps.
“There is no doubt that the op­erators of the beach in question failed to adhere to the standard safety practice. The Lagos State government, through its safety commission, sets safety standards for all sectors involved in socio-economic activities in the state,” the commissioner said.

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