The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola has declared zero tolerance for safety infractions in any part of the State; this he said during a safety awareness campaign tagged: “Keep Safe, Stay Alive” held on Lagos Island.
The Commission took to some streets on Lagos Island to sensitize commuters and residents in pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo languages, at Tafawa Balewa Square, CMS, Tinubu, Nnamdi Azikwe and Tom-Jones residents on the need to be safety conscious.
Mojola who led the campaign harped on domestic, environmental and market place safety, attribute the storage of flammable materials in shops as one of the major causes of fire outbreaks in market places leading to loss of lives and property.
He advised that basic safety measures be put in place in all public places like installations of fire extinguishers and safety signages at designated places within markets and other public facilities.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed also lend his voice to the campaign, urging residents to report unsafe activities to relevant authorities.
During the sensitization exercise, a construction site was sealed by the Commission for safety infractions with a promise to investigate activities on the construction site.