Save Austin Fair Yudala banner
Security tightened around Lagos Street Carnival venue

By Idris Olukoya on 03/12/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 939


There was a heavy presence of security personnel in and around Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, venue of the ongoing Lagos Street Carnival on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lagos State Government is the organiser of the carnival holding on Lagos Mainland for the first time since its introduction some years ago.

NAN reports that previous carnivals were usually held on Lagos Island where by participants would then dance round the major streets of the Island ending at the popular Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).

NAN also observed a beehive of activities such as selling of souvenirs at the venue ahead of the formal opening of the carnival.

Security personnel present at the venue include: the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps, soldiers, the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, all were seen patrolling Oba Akran Avenue and its adjoining streets to maintain peace.

Some officers of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Vehicle Inspection Office were on hand to control human and vehicular movements.

A security officer, who preferred anonymity, said that the heavy presence of security agencies was to forestall any possible breach of law and order.

He said that the security agencies were being proactive to nip in the bud any possible security threat to the success of the carnival.

Another officer from the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps, who preferred anonymity, said that all hands were on deck to ensure a safety and peaceful environment at the venue.

The officer said that there were adequate personnel on ground around the venue to ensure that every where was calm and in order.

“As you can see, our officers are parading the street on their bikes while some are positioned at strategic corners ensuring a peaceful environment,” he said.

Mr Ladi Olaoluwa, the band leader of the Indigenous Cultural Band, said that his men were on hand to provide cultural music that visitors and guests could dance to at the carnival.

He expressed optimism that this year’s carnival would be more entertaining than the previous editions because of efforts put into its organisation.

A student, Mr Ayo Lawal, said that the carnival was also in furtherance of the Lagos State Government’s objective of uniting all the indigenes of the state and several other ethnics groups in the city/state together through entertainment.

“This is another avenue to promote our culture as one nation, one big family but with different cultural backgrounds but living in unity.

“I am proud to be a Nigerian with what I am seeing in the carnival,” he said.

A food vendor, Mrs Taira Adeoye, said that although this was her first time of participating, she was filled with joy for being part of the show and impressed with the patronage of her food items.

“I had never sold in such a crowded environment like this before; I am happy with the sales I have so far made,” she said.

NAN also reports that traders at the carnival were making brisk business as contingents from different parts of the state were patronising them.

Also, there was no right of way on Oba Akran Avenue while traffic was diverted to Obafemi Awolowo Way which caused light traffic gridlock there and its environ. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 03/12/2017 3:44:31 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Ekwueme to remain under close medical attention: Family...

Defence Ministry civilian staff to receive military training...

Military invades Tompolo’s community in search of militants...

Security operatives intercept baby factory syndicate in Plateau...

Edo NUT/ALGON at loggerheads over allowances removal ‎...

Abia governorship tussle: Step aside, group tells Ikpeazu...

Corruption Case: Court remands civil servant in prison...

South Africa deports 90 Nigerians

Africa seeks glory at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic...

France moves to boost security in Nigeria

Democracy, path to good future for Nigeria —Aregbesola...

‘APC govt more interested in humiliating PDP than...

 

Latest News OIC dares Trump, Israel, declares East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital Dangote refinery to create 4,000 jobs, crash prices Tribunal asked to nullify Obiano’s election as Anambra Governor 10 firms in trouble over $250m oil money Fresh facts emerge on explosion that killed 20 at Bayelsa illegal refinery Lagos partners estate developer to deliver 20,000 housing units Gallant troops repel Boko Haram attack, kill 10 2019: Tinubu rubbishes VP talk •Passes vote of confidence on Osinbajo IBB University hikes fees for non-indigenes Secondus’ emergence as PDP Chairman a good omen — Gbenga Daniel FG to revive refineries by 2019 — Kachikwu Osun Assembly issues warrant of arrest for Bola Ige’s son

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (301,260 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (286,161 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (230,743 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (193,656 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (183,574 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (170,465 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (147,335 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (132,645 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (130,753 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (119,224 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (115,628 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (112,354 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,821) Business Verdict (29) Columnists (778) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (195) Entertainment (420) Features (523) Global Business Monitor (195) International (1,691) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (92) News (31,008) Opinion (845) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,216) Religion (654) Sports (1,381) Stock Watch (25) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

MOBO Awards

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!