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Lagos moves to control the dangers in high-rise buildings, construction sites

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The Lagos State Government has decided to take proactive measures to curb hazards in high-rise buildings and construction sites across the state.

A one day Sensitisation and Awareness Programme for facility managers held on Monday by the Lagos State Safety Commission, at the Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, with the theme ‘Risk Management in High Rise Building.’

Lanre Mojola, Director -General, Lagos State Safety Commission said that the move was in tandem with the THEMES Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in making Lagos State safe and habitable for residents and people living in the state.

According to him, the session was to put heads together with the facility managers to enable people work and live in a safe environment, by reducing injuries, accidents, and fatalities in the State.

Mojola stated that the necessity of the engagement was to compel companies with high rise buildings adhere to safety rules and regulations, such as having adequate signage, emergency exit, in the event of fire outbreaks and other hazards.

“The awareness and sensitisation programme is organised to take proactive measures and compel companies with high rise buildings adhere to safety rules and regulations, such as having adequate signages, emergency exit, in the case of fire incidents and other hazards.

“Thus, an indication that Lagos plans to have a zero tolerance for hazards in building construction sites and homes, hence the need to call all and sundry that matters in the built industry.”

Sesan Ogundeko, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry represented the Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, commended the efforts of the Lagos State Safety Commission and advised the participants to uphold safety standards at all times.

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A hundred participants from both public and private sectors assembled in Ikeja to part take in the safety advocacy Programme.

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