Lagos Pledges Adequate Security As 25,000 Participants Attend Fiesta

Lagos State government on Friday assured of provision of watertight security at the designated venues for the 2024 Greater Lagos Fiesta countdown.

The state’s Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka who gave the assurance at a press conference held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Center in Lagos said over 25,000 participants will attend the fiesta.

The commissioner flanked by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture Mr. Idris Aregbe and Permanent Secretary Mrs. Oloruntoyin Atekoja said the state has put in place security measures that will prevent any form of violence during the three-day fiesta.

She said, “We have put a lot in place for security, we are working actively with all security apparatus of the state, the Nigeria Police, DSS, Civil Defence, LASTMA Neighbourhood Watch among other security operators in the state. We are making sure that the entire space is secure, we are ensuring that our children are well taken care of and secure as well.

‘’The Lagos Countdown 2024 #Greater Lagos Fiesta has become an annual tradition, a celebration of music, entertainment, and the vibrant spirit of Lagos. This year, we are taking fiesta to a whole new level, with three days of non-stop excitement from December 29th, 2023, to January 1st, 2024.

‘’We are intentional in our focus of deliberately positioning Lagos State to favourably compete with developed cities of the world in terms of hosting tourism and entertainment events.’’

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