The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) has unveiled the 2017 9ja Safe awards, which voting commenced April 11, just as the Commission urges for more safety consciousness among Lagosians, reports ITRealms.
Director-General, LSSC, Hakeem Dickson, made this disclosure on Monday while addressing newsmen in Alausa-Ikeja, urging individuals and organizations to imbibe simple safety procedures because the cost of repairing and re-organising in the course of an accident outweighs the cost it will take to prevent the accident.
He also said LSSC since its inception has embarked on massive and rigorous campaign to orientate the public on the need to embrace safety in every facet of their lives.
“The commission spearheaded the injection of safety in the curriculum of all the Technical Colleges in the state and has also developed school safety and compliance manual. We have also engaged consultants who are qualified in different domains to assist us in ensuring that all organisations conform to lay down safety laws, regulations and measures in their day to day business,” he said.
Also, Dickson said that the commission intends to introduce compulsory insurance of all buildings in the state with the assistance of insurance companies and the National Insurance Commission.
Also, the Director and Enforcement, LSSC, Aderonke Odeneye, urged the public to endeavor to report safety infractions to the commission by becoming “hazard identifiers”.
Odeneye said this will enable the commission to quickly identify accidents before they occur.
ITRealms gathered that 9JA Safe Awards is organized by Safety Record with main objective being to recognize and encourage outstanding performances of individuals and organizations towards raising and promoting safety consciousness among Nigerians.
The award, ITRealms reports has been slated for September 8, 2017 at Lagos Oriental Hotel, just as nomination has commenced today, April 11 and will close on May 9, 2017.