The Lagos State government through the Safety Commission has commenced training for safety champions for the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the State in order to ensure prompt identification of hazards in LGAs.
Speaking during the two-day training programme organized by the Commission at the Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC) Magodo, the Director General, Mr Hakeem Dickson said it became imperative to replicate the Civil Service system of appointing safety champions in LGAs and LCDAS.
According to him, the Safety Champions for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) had earlier been trained to carry out hazard identification in their various offices.
He congratulated the safety champions who were chosen by their LGAs and LCDAs and implored them to do their best to remove hazards by conducting periodic safety sensitization to the staff of their various areas.
According to the Director General, safety is about saving lives through removing impending danger from the environment, hence “it is a call to service”.
He said that safety experts were on ground to take participants through the process of identifying and abating hazards and therefore urged them to give the training sessions their full attention.
Dickson reiterated the commitment of the current administration to ensuring safety of the people, saying: “our vision is to proactively make safety a lifestyle in Lagos State”.
The Director-General expressed the hope that the various measures put in place by the Commission to ensure safety of lives and property will help to reduce the occurrence of avoidable accidents at all levels.
Source: Lagos State News
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