Children’s Day: Bar Beach Closed To Fun Seekers Over Safety Concerns

beach-funThe Management of Lagos Bar Beach has said that children and other fun seekers will not be able to use the sandy area of the beach during the  Children’s Day celebration.

Mr Effiong Ekanem, the Chairman, Tourism Committee of Lagos Bar Beach, made the fact known to reporters in Lagos on Saturday, saying the area was restricted.

Ekanem said the restriction was in compliance with safety regulations, adding that  Eti-Osa Local Government issued the directive to ensure the safety of visitors at the beach.

“The beach is open to the public but no one will be allowed to access the sandy area because of its very soft and sinking nature.

“The ongoing work at the Eko Atlantic City is kind of disrupting activities at the beach.

“In previous Children’s Day Celebrations, the management usually packaged entertainment programmes for the children, unfortunately such will not be the case this time around because of safety reasons,” Ekanem said.

He said the management was currently taking the necessary steps that would eventually lead to the resumption of normal activities at the beach.

Ekanem further said that security personnel and lifeguards were on ground to ensure safety at the beach.

“Once the ongoing sand filling work at the Eko Atlantic City project site is completed, we will throw the beach open to the public for resumption of normal activities,” he said. (NAN)


  1. With so many Swimming Pools (to seek for fun) in our Country, why does our young people seek for fun at the Bar Beach? So many lives of our promising youngsters has perished at the Beach! Parents be watchful of your kids!