• Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Lagos warns against storage of inflammable items

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Lagos State government has warned against indiscriminate handling and storage of inflammable items

Lagos State Government opens N125bn Bond subscription, targets bridge facilities, priority projectsThe state, in a joint statement issued by Olugbenga Oyerinde, the commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, and Lanre Mojola, the director- general, Safety Commission, at the weekend, affirmed the commitment of Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to the safety of lives and protection of the citizens from hazards.

Oyerinde said it has become imperative to alert the public on the need to be more safety conscious; the risks inherent in transporting and handling combustible materials, fuels, chemicals and other dangerous goods are huge, leading to quantum loss of lives, property and litigations.

Mojola, the DG, in his remarks, said the value for lives could not be quantified.

He disclosed that the commission has commenced a ‘Safety For You’, campaign aimed at making safety a priority for every Lagosian. This campaign focuses on raising awareness and encouraging proactive safety measures in personal, occupational and business contexts.

According to him, stockpiles of chemicals and combustibles carry the risk of explosions and fire outbreaks under excessive temperature and pressure.

He noted that our safety and that of our neighbours are sacrosanct and advised members of the public to take responsibility. “When you see something, please say something. An injury to one is an injury to all.”

He said officers of the commission were going around to ensure everywhere was safe for all and sundry.

He urged artisans and tradesmen to seek professional advice on handling combustible goods and moving them from one location to another within the State.

He admonished the public to report stockpiles of any form of dangerous goods to 07000SAFETY or to the nearest security agencies.”