Harmattan: Lagos Records 39 Fire Incidences in 1 Week

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SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 06 – The Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Dr. Adewale Ahmed has called on Lagosians to be more proactive and safety conscious, especially during the present harmattan period in the State.

Ahmed made the call during a media briefing at Ikeja, revealed that Lagos has recorded about 39 fire incidents in the first week of 2020.

He stated that there is a need for all residents to be more careful as the dry harmattan period enhances the spread of fire easily.

While reiterating government’s determination to secure the lives and property of Lagosians, the Commissioner enjoined residents to place gas cylinders outside the kitchen.

He also implored residents neither to store fuel or diesel nor use candles except when necessary during a power cut, adding that it is essential for people to put off candles before going to sleep to prevent fire accidents.

On the recent fire outbreaks experienced in some market places across the country, he called for caution among the market men and women, advising that all electrical appliances should be put off at the end of business hours every day.

He enjoined parents to educate their children and wards about basic things in regards fire outbreaks and the need to be safety conscious always, maintaining that every building, private businesses or public, should have an emergency exit door.

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