The Lagos State Safety Commission on Friday took its safety advocacy to the streets of Lagos, admonishing residents to imbibe safety consciousness during the festive period and beyond.
The Director-General of LSC, Mr. Lanre Mojola who led the Safety Champions of the agency and other safety stakeholders on a “Keep Safe, Stay Alive” campaign emphasised the need for adequate personal safety, safety at home, workplace and on the roads.
He stated that the walk was a means to advocate for safety on roads.
“This Walk is tagged Keep Safe, Stay Alive because the value of life cannot be measured. The message we are sending out is that people should keep safe, think safe, and consider their own personal safety before they act.
“We are advocating safety on roads, don’t drink and drive, look at the environment around you before going out at night, when you visit clubs at night, be at alert always,” he said.
Mojola acknowledged that residents of Lagos were more aware of safety than people in other states across the country, adding that safety awareness is a continuous message.
“Safety awareness for us at the Commission is a continuous message that we must keep resonating to Lagosians.
“People must be aware of safety practices like the control of substances hazardous to health, handling of inflammable contents, safe-keeping of gas cylinders among others,” he said.
The DG disclosed that the target of the commission next year was to embark on aggressive grassroots sensitisation for residents of the state living in the hinterlands.
He stressed that there is a need to raise the level of awareness of all residents of the state living across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas of the State.
According to him, LSC would be meeting market men and women, chiefs and all other stakeholders critical in mobilising residents in the various communities to help cascade the campaign down to their community members.