Lagos sensitises transporters, others on hygiene management
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.