Lagos State Safety Commission, today, joined its counterparts across the globe to celebrate the 2018 edition of the World Day of Safety with a walk in and around the Alausa Secretariat to sensitize the public about the importance of safety.
Speaking during the Walk, the Lagos Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Oluseye Oladejo, commended the State Government for ensuring that all its Safety and Security Agencies are equipped with the necessary tools required to align with the vision zero tolerance for injuries and accidents being anchored by the present administration in the State.
He assured Lagosians of government’s continued support for safety measures especially in workplaces and cooperation with the safety champions to achieve the lofty vision of the Lagos State Safety Commission.
While receiving Staff and Safety Agents of the Lagos State Safety Commission, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mrs. Fiyinfoluwa Ogunbanke, said she was delighted to identify with the Safety Commission and congratulated them for embarking on Sensitization advising those who live sedentary lives to ensure that they exercise regularly.
She urged the Lagos State Safety Commission to sustain the tempo of continued advocacy and sensitization on all issues relating to safety.
Also, the Director, Civil Litigations, Ministry of Justice, Mr. Saheed Quadri, who received the Safety Commission on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Funlola Odunlami assured of continuous support to the Safety Commission, through formulation of Laws tailored towards Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s vision of zero tolerance for injury to every Citizen in the State.
He maintained that safety of citizens’ lives is important and must be guaranteed by the government.
In his remarks, the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Hakeem Dickson added that the safety walk was part of the Commission’s advocacy and sensitization strategy to bring safety to the consciousness of the public and ultimately make safety a lifestyle inLagos.
Speaking on this year’s theme of the celebration tagged: “OSH: Vulnerability of Young Workers”, Dickson disclosed that a significant number of workers are young and are most times neglected in terms of safety, assuring that the Commission will continue to sensitize the public on the need for safety at all times.
He noted that zero injury is achievable if there is a commitment by all stakeholders.
The World Day of Safety is celebrated annually on 28th of April by the International Labour Organization ILO.