The Lagos State Safety Commission has again underscored that Lagos State is proactive in its responsibility of ensuring safety of lives and property in preventing accidents and disaster by organizing a three-day Fire Safety Conference with the theme: “The Economic Effects of Active and Passive Fire Prevention in Lagos State”.
According to the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Hon Hakeem Dickson, the Fire Safety conference became necessary and expedient in the light of recent fire incidences witnessed in the State.
The Director General observed that the most common cause of fire inc incidences were due to human error, adding that colossal loss of lives and property incurred during fire cannot be quantified most especially life.
He explained that the purpose of the conference is to gather experts in the relevant fields to address the issue of fire safety and to proffer solutions on how to prevent fire incidences.
Among the dignitaries present include the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who was represented by the Director, Insurance in the Ministry, Mrs Olive Iboekette , Senator Iyiola Omisore, Director Genaral, Nigerian Insurers Association , Mrs Yetunde Ilori, President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mrs Nike Akande, represented by Engr Prisca Kaneri, Mr. Eddie Efekoha, Chairman, Nigeria Insurers Association and Mrs Debbie Windele of Safety Experts and Safety Administrator of the Lagos State Safety Commission.
Among the Speakers include Mr. Emmanuel Okudor, Principal Consultant LTD who spoke on fire effects of flammable and combustible liquids in the work place. Mr. Soji Oni of the Insurance fire department of the Nigeria Insurers Association who spoke about the role of Insurance in Fire prevention and the responsibility of stakeholders, Mr. Dominic Aibogun of the Fire Protection association of Nigeria and Dr Wale Adeboje , Managing Director/CEO Medicool Innovations Limited who spoke about fire, risks and the workplace.
Participants agree that regulators need to enforce the safety laws and commended the Lagos State Safety commission in convening the conference. They also agreed that it was the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to collaborate and support the efforts of the Lagos State Safety Commission.