14th May, 2012
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has expressed the readiness of the government to protect lives and property of all citizens, both residents and visitors, irrespective of their ethnic, religious or social background.
Fashola, who was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed, at the first Sectorial Safety Summit held at Zinnia Hall, Eko Hotel and suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, said it was part of government’s determination to entrench safety culture in the state.
The Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mrs. Odebunmi Dominga, unveiled the code of practice for Health and Safety for Establishments in the state, adding that all establishments whether in the public and private sector must have a Health, Safety and Environment department [HSE].
She said the commission had trained Safety Champions in the Lagos State public service, stressing that all establishments should not prevent the inspectorate teams on abatement tours from doing their job, vowing to come back harder since the commission was backed by law.
Managing Director, Ridge Surveyors, Mr. Dayo Omole, presented a paper on Safety for Business Profits while Imperatives of Safety and Risk Management in an Emerging Model Mega-City was presented by Engineer Jacob Adeosun.
The participants who are professionals from the construction and manufacturing sectors and observers aired their views and sort clarification on grey areas during the question and answer session.