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Lagos sensitises transporters, others on hygiene management

By Waliat Musa
05 July 2021   |   3:32 am
The Lagos Safety Commission (LSC), at the weekend, organised a safety training and sensitisation programme for transporters, artisans and market women/men in the state as part of preventive...

Technical Adviser, Lagos State Safety Commission, Seun Awojobi (left); Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relation, Tajudeen Gaji; representative of Iyaloja of Lagos, Folasade Ogedengbe and Vice-Chairman, Lagos State, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Shittu Shola-Ganiyu during the opening ceremony of a safety training and sensitisation programme, tagged: Hazard Identification and Hygiene Management for Transporters, Artisans and Market Women and Men in Lagos State PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN

The Lagos Safety Commission (LSC), at the weekend, organised a safety training and sensitisation programme for transporters, artisans and market women/men in the state as part of preventive measures to avoid hazards and maintain hygienic environment in the state

Participants at the event, held in Alausa, Ikeja, were sensitised on how to identify and prevent hazardous situations, risks management, steps to take during emergencies, as well as personal and public hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr. Tajudeen Gaji, urged participants to equip themselves with the life-long safety guidelines.

Director-General of the commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, said that the programme was part of the safer Lagos agenda aimed at entrenching a culture of safety among residents.

Mojola admonished the participants to pass the information and lessons learnt to other members, customers and passengers on the advantages inherent in identifying hazards and living a healthy life.

He also enjoined the transporters to be vigilant and meticulous while exercising utmost caution by working with the state government to rid Lagos of hazards and maintain hygienic environment.

Some of the participants, including the vice chairman of the State Market Advisory Council, Chief Folasade Ogidigbo, and Alhaji Sola Shittu of the State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), appreciated the government for the training and urged the LSC to extend the programme to all local councils and council development areas in the state so that Lagosians will be conversant with the safety protocols.