Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has said that his administration would create a safety training institute in the state.
The governor made this known in his keynote address at the Official Launch of the Rebranding of Lagos State Safety Commission which held in Ketu, Lagos on Friday, December 8.
Ambode, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello, stated that the institute would be established as part of the rebranding of the safety commission, adding that the institute would help in the capacity building of safety stakeholders in the state.
The governor said, “Many people have lost their lives through incidences that could have been prevented had proper measures and precautions been taken.
“Most times, these deaths are as a result of ignorance and carelessness.
“In our quest to create a new Lagos that works for all, we are also committed to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians.
“Today’s official launch of the rebranded Lagos State Safety Commission is aimed at creating greater awareness on safety issues that will help prevent available deaths, losses and injuries resulting from ignorance and carelessness.
“This rebranding also comes with the establishment of a Safety Training Institute which will be responsible for making safety a lifestyle in the state through continuous capacity building training for safety stakeholders in both the public and private sectors.”
He added, “Another feature of this rebranding is the creation of a safety badge of international standard for consultants and staff of the Lagos State Safety Commission, who will be the interface between the government and the public.
“This unique identity will help in abating the activities of imposters who have formed the habit of extorting money from the public under the guise of working for the government.
“This newly introduced and rebranded badge with the Lagos State logo will go a long way in ensuring that Lagosians are not defrauded by unscrupulous people.”
Furthermore, Ambode promised to sign the Lagos State Government Safety Policy statement as part of efforts to properly position the rebranded commission to achieve its objectives.
“This policy is aimed at promoting and maintaining positive health and safety culture in our quest to develop sustainable, smart and globally connected knowledge based communities in a manner that is respectful of local laws, cultures, application regulations and international best practices,” the governor said.