Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu aka Erelu Okin, has the host of the event where petrol was shared as gifts to the people that attendee the party has laid a public apology for her actions.
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Her apology comes after the Lagos state government condemned bringing and sharing inflammable liquids in an event hall filled with guests. According to a video that was shared online, the kegs bore stickers with inscriptions “Erelu Okin Foundation Installation Party”, which were shared to guests as gifts.
Reacting against the kind gesture, the Lagos state government has sealed off Havilah Event Centre in Oniru, the venue of the said party. The government also said investigation is afoot to identify the people involved in the dangerous act and vowed that the right punishments will be meted out to anyone found culpable.
Meanwhile, the remorseful host took to her Instagram page on Saturday, March 5, 2022 to pen an apology letter. She wrote
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“I want to use this medium to apologize for the momentary indiscretion of bringing fuel Souvenirs into the hall.
“My intent was just to show appreciation to my guests for turning up at my event at these hard times. “I have paused to reflect and truly apologise and I thank you all for your understanding and criticisms,” she concluded.
The action of the Lagos state government seemed to have angered many Nigerians who have had to endure the hardship and suffering effects of the ongoing nationwide fuel scarcity.
For barely a month now, Lagosians, and indeed Nigerians, have been queueing up at filling stations in a bid to get fuel while the insufficient supply has caused a hike in transportation fares.