We’ll ensure safety in the workplace —LASG
the Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it was committed to ensuring safety in the workplace through effective monitoring and enforcement of relevant rules.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State stated this at a symposium on occupational safety and health regulation with the theme, ‘Achieving Workplace Safety in A Mega Smart City,’ organised by the Lagos State Safety Commission.
Ambode, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Dr Jemilade Longe, said the government was making efforts to comply with the “working without accident” policy agreed on during the world congress on safety and health in September this year in Singapore.
He said his administration was also committed to reacting to emergency situations in the state.
The governor said, “The Lagos State Safety Commission was rebranded a few days ago with the aim of creating awareness on safety issues that would prevent avoidable loss of lives and property.
“We are according special attention to the safety and health sectors because the wellbeing of Lagosians is paramount to us.”
The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, represented by a director in justice ministry, Mr. Jide Martins, urged the private sector to join the government in the efforts to ensure safety in the workplace.
The Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Hakeem Dickson, said business owners who did not comply with safety standards would be penalised.
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