The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business District (CBD), Mr. Agboola Dabiri has advocated for the compulsory installations of smoke detectors in homes, offices and business premises as a measure to curb incessant fire outbreaks in the State.
The Special Adviser made the call at a sensitization programme on fire prevention, security and general safety during the yuletide organised for the formal and informal sector in the Lagos Island CBD.
Dabiri, who was represented by the Director, Human Relations and Administration in the Agency, Mr. Joseph Abolude noted that most homes and business premises in the state do not have basic fire prevention equipment such as fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in their premises as protective measures towards fire outbreak.
He said its time government at all levels makes the installation of basic fire equipment in homes and offices compulsory and mandatory.
Mr. Dabiri disclosed that the State government has equipped the State Fire Services to meet the demand of all residents in Lagos, and urged them to make effective use of the 112 and 767 emergency numbers during fire outbreak or other emergency situations.
He further urged residents to be vigilant during the forthcoming yuletide period because of the high influx of shoppers into the business districts.
The Special Adviser said the State Rapid Respond Squad and other security agencies have been mobilized and deployed to strategic locations on the Island to ensure the safety of resident and shoppers during and beyond the yuletide season, while urging residents to report any unusual movement within their vicinity to security agents or dial the toll free emergency numbers for prompt action.
Stakeholders present at the event include representatives of Corporate Organisations, Labour, Market Leaders and Community Development Associations.