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‘Poor safety management system causes 2.3m deaths yearly’


The third Vice President, Nigeria Institute of Architects, Mobolaji Adeniyi, has decried the poor safety management system, which leads to the death of 24.1 per cent of every 100,000 workers in the country yearly.

She said statistics from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) showed that occupational accidents accounted for 2.3 million global deaths yearly.

She further stated at the Safety Summit in Lagos that Nigeria was one of the countries with the highest number of deaths caused by lack of proper safety management systems in work places.


“Safety needs urgent attention. Collapsed buildings, substandard structures and unhealthy work places are on the rise in our country and we need to focus on how to ensure safety in all areas both in workplaces and other environments.

“Safety is everybody’s business and people must ensure that they take cognizance of those things that are hazardous in their work places and other environments and bring them to the attention of their management,” she added.

Senior Programme Officer, ILO Country Office, Abuja, Chinyere Emeka-Anuna, said lack of proper enforcement of safety laws was a major problem in Nigeria.

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