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Lagos State urges traders to avoid fire outbreak during yuletide

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The Lagos State Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Lagos Fire and Rescue Services, and the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) have organised a public awareness campaign about fire safety measures at Balogun Market on Lagos Island in an effort to avoid fire outbreak during the Yuletide.

During his speech prior to the market sensitization tour, Mr Lanre Mojola, Director General of LSSC enlightened the individuals on fundamental safety measures to prevent fires.

These includes clearing out combustible materials like wood, paper, and rubber, not plugging in electrical irons or kettles, not storing flammable items inside the home, and not refuelling generators while working or still hot, don’t overload electrical circuits, operate generators while hot or running, and use cylinder or camp gas indoors.

He advised traders to sound the fire alarm, evacuate the building by the closest exit, and contact Lagos State emergency toll-free lines at 767 or 112, among other numbers, in the event that they discovered or suspected a fire situation.

Mr Mojola’s statement was confirmed by Mrs Adeseye Margaret, Director of Lagos Fire and Rescue Services, saying, “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu doesn’t want any of you to die; he wants you to live in healthy and good conditions.”

Represented by Mrs Alelamole Abiola, Adeseye urged vendors to keep their marketplaces fire-free by avoiding overfilling electrical outlets and keeping petrol out of them.

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