The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the closure of Lekki Conservation Centre for maintenance.
The development comes after a video of a tourist which shows a broken segment of the long canopy walkway within the tourist centre went viral on social media.
A statement issued by the Lagos State government on Tuesday evening noted that the broken segment had already been repaired and restored to normal but the site would remain shut for further routine maintenance.
The statement reads in part, “The Lagos State Government has observed with displeasure a viral video by a concerned tourist on a broken segment of the long canopy walkway within the Lekki Conservation Centre.
“While inspecting the centre, officials of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Idris Aregbe, in conjunction with the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, discovered that the broken segment had already been repaired and restored to normal.
“However, the site would remain shut for further routine maintenance.
“The Director-General of the Centre, Prof Mathew Onoja, appreciated the State Government for its intervention after the viral video, which first circulated in December. He said the centre will remain safety conscious and will abide by the directives of the State Government.”
“The Ministry would like to assure the general public that the Lagos State Government is committed to the safety and well-being of citizens at all tourist locations within the state and would take further steps to see that all safety standards are met before the centre is reopened,” the statement added.