LASG seals over 400 clubs/event centres for contravening covid-19 safety protocols

The Lagos State Safety Commission, LSC, says it has so far sealed four hundred clubs and thirty event centres for non-compliance with Covid -19 Health Protection Regulations of the State and Federal Government.

LSC Director-General, Mr Lanre Mojola, who reeled out the figures during a news briefing in Alausa Ikeja said over seven hundred persons had also been prosecuted for contravening covid-19 safety protocols in the last eighteen months.

He said the Commission would continue to monitor and enforce compliance and advised Lagosians to continue to obey the covid-19 preventive protocols and to take the covid-19 vaccine.

Disclosing that the Commission carried out enforcement action in 609 construction sites for repeated failure to comply with safety regulations, Mr Mojola explained that risk assessment and unscheduled safety inspections of construction sites to ensure safety compliance, as well as adherence to COVID-19 protocols were also conducted to prevent accidents, incidents, illnesses and loss of lives while 90 days Provisional Safety Compliance Certificates were thereafter issued when compliance status was maintained.

Mr Mojola announced that the Commission would be partnering stakeholders in the safety sector to commemorate this year’s World Day of Safety on the 28th of this month.

“In keeping with the global trend, Lagos Safety Commission is partnering with OSH consultants/ practitioners as well as professional bodies to celebrate the day by brainstorming to develop practicable and actionable ideas on how to significantly reduce man=hour losses in the workplace across the State.

“This will increase overall productivity and enhance the wellbeing of Lagosians,” he stated.

On school safety, Mojola said the commission has established Safety Prefects in public and private schools, saying that the inauguration of Safety Ambassadors in the six Education Districts of the State has begun.

He said the ambassadors would serve as link between LSC and secondary schools, adding that the commission has been carrying out safety audit in over 500 public and private schools since 2019.

“The Vision is for every student to be safety conscious and develop competencies in hazard identification and mitigation,” he said.

Omolara Omosanya

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