COVID-19: Lagos Government speaks on safety, health of civil servants


The Lagos State government has reiterated its commitment to the safety and health of civil servants in the state as it tackles the spread of Coronavirus.

Director-General, Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, said this in a statement on Wednesday, as the state joins the International Labour Organisation to commemorate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020.

Mojola said the Day is an annual event celebrated globally on 28th April, to create awareness on accident prevention and reduction of work-related illnesses and injury at workplaces.

According to him, this year’s theme is “Stop the Pandemic, Safety And Health Can Save Lives”. He added that the theme is focused on the need to embracing safe practices in all workplaces and developing means of practical action for the protection of workers and their mental health.

He declared that various institutions and governments are currently faced with the challenges of combating the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe, as such, there is a need for the campaign on prevention and safety in workplaces.

Mojola, however, called on all workers to continue to support the government efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the state.

He maintained that the present administration is determined to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety and health of its workforce.

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