21 October 2012

Nigeria: Eid-El-Kabir - Company Makes Beach Safe for Visitors

Lagos — Mr Yusuf Elegushi, the Managing Director, Elegushi Private Beach, Lekki, said that the company had put in place safety precautions to protect lives during the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

Elegushi in Lagos said that the company had injected N2 million in procuring safety equipments, adding that the life of the people was paramount to the company.

He said that it had become imperative to equip the beach with necessary safety facilities that would make the environment very safe for fun seekers.

"Prevention is better than cure, they say.

"Life is good when one is still alive. Therefore, there is need to provide every necessary precaution to protect lives, " Elegushi said.

He said that the management had made adequate preparations to receive visitors during the festive period.

"Some of the equipments bought are first aid equipment, life jackets, trained swimmers, caution signs and others.

Elegushi said that more than 1,700 picnickers visited the beach during the Independence Day celebration on Oct. 1.

"No life was lost on that day and no casualty was recorded.

"Management has maintained an international standard of operation in order to make the beach one of the best relaxation centres in Africa," he said.

Elegushi said that the management had also been complying with the instruction of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in ensuring safety at the beach.

The management of the beach spent about N20 million in August to equip the beach with necessary facilities to make it a more attractive centre and one of the best in the world. NAN

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