Lagos state government says over 840 event centres and social facilities have been shut down in the last one year, over safety infractions and non-compliance with extant laws.


The commissioner for special duties and intergovernmental relations, Gbenga Oyerinde, during the ministerial press briefing to mark Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s first year in the second term, said the ministry is working in line with the THEMES Plus agenda to mitigate risks and protect life and property.


According to him, about 7,819 facilities were inspected to ensure safety, and another 5,220 were issued with fire safety compliance certificates, with about 365 environmental safety advocacy initiatives.


The commissioner also said the Fire and Rescue Service rescued 376 victims during the period under review, noting that properties worth N152.22 billion was preserved, with 82 casualties and N25.37 billion in property lost.

Written by:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *