Lagos trains barbers, hairdressers, others on COVID-19 safety
In continuation of its COVID-19 awareness campaign, the Lagos State Safety Commission has held a one-day health and safety training on hygiene management and advocacy for salon operators in the state.
Held at the Education Resource Centre in Ojodu, the training was attended by hairdressers, barbers, and beauty therapists. It was held in batches in line with COVID-19 protocols and to accommodate a large number of participants.
In his remarks, the Director-General of the commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, said the training became imperative because of the diverse nature of people that salon operators encounter in the course of earning their daily living.
Mojola, who was represented by the Technical Adviser to the Safety Commission, Mr. Seun Awojobi, described the training as essential, as this category of workers needed to upscale their hygiene practices in conformity with the current global situation.
In addition to increased awareness campaigns, he said the commission had also increased monitoring and enforcement to ensure that all business premises operate in a safe and secure environment.
President of the Lagos chapter of the National Association of Hairdressers, Barbers, and Cosmetologists, Surat Abari-Ajibola, said the training had exposed them to other dimensions of hygiene management in COVID-19 preventive measures.
Other participants also said they had been equipped with standard practice operations, safety, and hygiene management.
The DG distributed safety kits to all the participants, which include sanitisers, face masks, towels, and soap, amongst others.