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LAGOS DECLARES ZERO-TOLERANCE FOR SAFETY HAZARDS IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The Lagos State Government has declared its resolve to achieve zero injuries, accidents and death in the construction and manufacturing sectors, stressing that government will explore available windows to guarantee the health, safety and well-being of the citizenry.

Head of Service of Lagos State, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye said that it was crucial for members of the sectors and other relevant stakeholders to start doing things professionally in order to prevent unfortunate loss of lives and property.

Adesoye, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary,  Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Dr. Jemilade Longe, spoke at the 3rd Construction/Manufacturing Safety Summit organized by the Lagos State Safety Commission at Ketu, Lagos, with the theme “Achieving International Best Safety Practice: Social-Economic Impact”.

She reiterated that the present administration has continued to put structures and programmes in place to ensure that Lagosians go about their daily activities in a safe and secure environment in line with the mandate of the Lagos State Safety Commission.

The Head of Service assured participants that the summit will address salient safety issues in the construction and manufacturing sector and proffer lasting solutions.

She reiterated that Lagos State as a proactive State will continue to put the public interest first with a view to making life more conducive for its citizens as well as visitors.

In his address, the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Hakeem Dickson, explained that the summit was convened to review and address all forms of risks being experienced by Lagosians from building collapse, fire outbreaks and other incidents.

According to the Director-General, hazards and accidents remain a great concern to the government and the Commission is determined to achieve zero injuries, accidents and death thereby guaranteeing the safety and well-being of the people.

He assured the people that the Commission would continue to engage all stakeholders to ensure that safety becomes a lifestyle.

The summit had in attendance, stakeholders in the built industry, artisans, manufacturers, vendors of safety equipment and government agencies among others.

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