Lagos issues 9,500 safety events clearance in 10 months

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Mr Lanre Mojola, Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission

The Lagos State Safety Commission on Thursday disclosed that it has issued 9,500 safety events clearance, paving way for event centres to hold approved programmes.

Director-General, Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, disclosed this a Stakeholders’ engagement for the review of the proposed Lagos State Safety Commission regulation programme.

The event was organized by Lagos State Safety Commission, with the theme: “Safety Regulations and Policies: A Review towards creating a Safer Lagos,” held in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Mojola said the safety clearance were issued event centres operatives free of charge, saying that the commission would keep spreading the message of safety.

“It is only a safer Lagos that can guarantee the attainment of a greater Lagos,” he said.

He stressed that the review of the regulations became paramount in order to reposition the commission for effective performance and efficiency.

Mojola added that great nations were built by having strong institutions not strong personalities, saying that there would be stringent efforts in reviewing the regulations, which would thereafter go through the Ministry of Justice for appropriate action to ensure a safer Lagos.

He emphasised that his agency would continue to engage, educate, regulate and enforce to ensure the safety regulations is strengthened to ensure a zero accident, injury and fatality, thus ensuring safer Lagos is sustained.

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Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Dr. Tajudeen Gaji, said the safety of the residents could no longer be taken for granted.

He maintained that the engagement becomes necessary considering the facts that most of the laws made on safety regulations needed to be reviewed, especially considering years and time such laws had been made, also coupled with the population as at when such laws were promulgated.

“The effort of the Safety Commission in organising this event is highly commendable, especially considering the THEMES agenda of the Lagos State Governor on ensuring strict enforcement of safety rules and guidelines that are geared towards making the workplace safe and hazard-free.’’

Gaji assured that the state would continue to work tirelessly to make Lagos safe and secure for all residents by developing a safety system that responds to any emergency.