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Man Drowns In Kano Pond

drown in a river
“We received a distress call today from one Malam Muhammadu Rabiu at about 08:00a.m. that Abdullahi’s body was found floating in a pond.

Suicide: Safety Expert Joins Call For Regulation Of ‘Sniper’

Hybrid Group CEO, Dapo Omolade
The Managing Consultant, Hybrid Group, Mr Dapo Omolade, has joined calls for stringent control of distribution of popular insecticide Sniper and other hazardous chemicals in homes and industries. This, some experts have said, would help check the rate of suicides in the country. Omolade, who is a notable safety professional, made the call in a tweet on Monday, June 17. He was...

Food safety is everyone’s business – WHO

World Food Safety Day
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the first-ever World Food Safety Day holding today, June 7, is aimed at strengthening efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe. In a statement published on its website on Thursday, WHO said that food safety contributes to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development, and...

Domesticating Fire Code, Educating Public As Important As Reviewing It – Anambra Fire Chief

Engr. Martin Agbili
Engr. Martin Agbili, who is popularly known as Agility, is the Chief Fire Officer and Director of Anambra State Fire Service. In this interview with Safety Record’s Paul Mbagwu in his office in Awka, he talks about the National Fire Safety Code, major causes of domestic fire, and efforts by the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, to reposition the...

Addressing safety concerns of used tyres

used tyre
It is no longer news that Nigeria banned the importation of used or second-hand tyres in 2016 over safety and other concerns. Statistics from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) shows that 5,562 road crashes occurred in the country due to a tyre fault. Usually tyre fault occurs due to the combination of stress and heat, low pressure, an injury...

9jaSAFE Announces 2019 Award Programme

9jaSAFE 2019 press conference
The Managing Director, Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence (9jaSAFE), Alhaji (Dr.) Lateef Alebiosu, has announced the commencement of the 2019 award programme. Alebiosu made the announcement in a press conference and call for nominations held at the Institute of Safety Professionals (ISPON) National Secretariat, Ikotun, Lagos, on Friday, May 31. According to him, the annual award, which is now in its...

Cakasa denies operating without adhering to safety rules

Cross River state road
Cakasa, a construction firm operating in Calabar, has said that claims by the Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSAN) that it failed to adhere to safety procedures in its operations were untrue. The company made the rebuttal in a news conference in Calabar on Friday, May 31. Safety Record can report that Chairman of Cross River branch of...

Review of national OSH policy underway – Labour minister

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige
The Federal Government has commenced the process of reviewing extant national policy on occupational safety and health (OSH) that has been in place since 2006. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, who spoke during a one-day Stakeholders’ Consultative meeting for the Validation of the Draft Revised National Policy on OSH organised by the ministry and the International...

Police warn public after 4 family members die of food poisoning in Ebonyi

food poisoning
The Ebonyi State Police Command has warned members of the public to watch what they eat after four members of a family died of suspected food poisoning in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed on Monday, May 27 that the family members, including a 100-year-old woman, died in Amachara village at Afikpo North LGA. She disclosed that...

Ikeja Electric vows to protect staff against assault

Ikeja-Electric
Peeved by incessant attacks on its staff, Ikeja Electric has vowed to ensure the prosecution of anyone that engages in the act. The company made this known in a statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Felix Ofulue and made available to the media on Monday, May 27. He said that the company has zero tolerance for assault on...
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