Yuletide: LSC, LASEPA commences joint enforcement on safety and environmental nuisances

The government said it has put adequate measures in place to ensure that residents and holiday makers have a safe, fun filled and memorable experience during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The assurance was given in a statement jointly signed by the duo of Director General (DG) Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola and General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Dr. Babatunde Ajayi and made available to journalists on Friday.

The statement reads: “the general public is hereby notified that in a bid to facilitate a hazard and accident-free yuletide and ensure strict compliance to extant safety and environment laws, regulations and guidelines, the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) in conjunction with the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) will be carrying out joint monitoring and enforcement operations across the State, especially at social centres.

These centres include bars and lounges, event centres, night clubs, parks, gardens, children play areas amongst other locations with high human traffic.

The agencies have also commenced a safety and environmental advocacy campaign program tagged ‘Socialize Responsibly’ aimed at promoting safety and environmental awareness and moderation during the yuletide. This advocacy aims to touch on overcrowding, fire safety, noise pollution amongst others.

Consequently, members of the public are hereby encouraged to notify the aforementioned agencies of any safety and or environmental infractions observed during the festivities through the following numbers 07000SAFETY for Safety Commission and 07046351295 for LASEPA.”