LCC in Lagos temporarily closed for maintenance following widespread circulation of viral video

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The Lagos State Government has issued an order for the temporary closure of the Lekki Conservation Centre for necessary repairs, prompted by a viral video highlighting the deteriorating condition of the canopy walk bridge and other areas within the facility.

A statement released on the government’s social media platforms late Tuesday disclosed that officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, along with representatives from the Lagos State Safety Commission, conducted an inspection of the reserve in response to the circulated video. The statement acknowledged that the damaged portion of the bridge had already been repaired, but the reserve would be temporarily closed for “further routine maintenance.”

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The statement outlined, “The Lagos State Government has noted with concern a viral video by a conscientious tourist showcasing a broken segment of the lengthy canopy walkway at the Lekki Conservation Centre. During the inspection led by officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, spearheaded by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Idris Aregbe, in collaboration with the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, it was confirmed that the repaired segment has been restored to its normal condition.”

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While expressing gratitude for the government’s prompt intervention following the video’s circulation in December, the Director-General of the Centre, Prof Mathew Onoja, assured that the facility would prioritize safety and adhere to government directives. The Ministry emphasized its commitment to the safety and well-being of citizens at all tourist locations in the state, pledging to take additional measures to ensure compliance with safety standards before reopening the Lekki Conservation Centre.

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