Lagos Govt Issues Drowning Prevention Advisory


0

By Alice Etuka, Abuja

In light of the recent tragic incidents of drowning in the State, the Lagos State Government has issued an urgent advisory to all public facilities, including beaches and swimming pools, to adhere strictly to the Lagos State Swimming Pool Regulations of 2021.

The development was announced on the State Government’s official website on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

The Director-General, Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola said the measure was to ensure the safety of all residents and visitors engaging in aquatic activities.

Mojola lamented that the increase in reported cases of drowning incidents, with several casualties in the past few weeks, is saddening.

According to him, the unfortunate events had occurred across various locations, including hotel swimming pools, beaches, and the lagoon. The government extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and is committed to preventing further loss of life.

In his words, “the Lagos State Swimming Pool Regulations were established to create a sustainable safety culture, outline critical safety policies, standards, and practices key provisions which include the presence of trained lifeguards, proper signages, incident reporting protocols, and restrictions on alcohol usage and fire around pool areas”.

He noted that all operators of public swimming facilities must comply with these regulations to prevent further incidences.

Mojola said, among other things, swimming pools are expected to ensure the presence of certified lifeguards during operational hours and display clear safety rules and emergency procedures while providing appropriate safety equipment, including first aid kits at the barest minimum.

He declared that the Lagos State Government was taking proactive steps to enforce these regulations and will not hesitate to apply penalties to any facility found in violation.

“The safety of our citizens and visitors is of utmost importance, and we must all work together to prevent drowning and ensure a safe environment for aquatic activities”, he added.

The Director-General, therefore, enjoined Lagosians to visit the Lagos State Safety Commission’s website: www.lasgsafety.com for more information on the State Swimming Pool Regulations and safety tips.

He also implored Whistleblowers to escalate any unsafe practices or infractions to 07000SAFETY, adding that human lives should not be compromised on the altar of profit.


Like it? Share with your friends!

0

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
Editor

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube and Vimeo Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format