The management of Jabi Lake Mall has revealed that they did not authorize the concert Naira Marley held in their facility.
Recall that NaijaHomeBased earlier reported that their facility was sealed up following the widely criticized concert that held there.
People who attended the concert refused to observe social distancing. Besides, all social gatherings were banned by the FCTA.
In response to the decision to close their mall, a senior person in the management had an interview with This Day Live.
“Jabi Lake Mall was built in 2015 with the vision of creating a beautiful lakeside property that allowed the residents of Abuja to shop, relax, network and have fun,” he said.
“The mall was also designed to invigorate the local economy and provide a safe and comfortable location for retailers to sell their goods.
“As is typical for large properties like this, the shareholders selected a property manager who was paid to manage the property – Broll Property Services.
“Broll is one of Africa’s leading commercial property services company with operations in Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.
“They are well known in the industry and we selected them on the basis of their stellar reputation,” the source explained.
“This event should never have happened and an independent investigation has been launched to gather all the facts,” he continued.
Meanwhile, he revealed that the management is planning to take legal action against the organizers and sponsors of the concert.
“Shareholders of Jabi Lake Mall are fully cooperating with the FCT Ministry and support any and all governmental action against all those who orchestrated this irresponsible that has marred the reputation of the Mall that has to date fully ensured a safe and healthy business environment for both the tenants and customers.
The source added that bearing in mind the “current financial climate has already been a blow to businesses,” they are working hard to see the mall reopened so that businesses can continue.