BY PATIENCE IVIE IHEJIRIKA, Abuja
The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation UK), Nigeria region, has urged Nigerians to adhere to safety precautions to avoid hazards.
President of the association, Dr. Olusegun Aderemi, who gave the advice in Abuja, said it has become important to draw people’s attention to the relevance of safety precautions to safeguard lives and property.
Aderemi stated that the organisation had put measures in place to collaborate with government agencies to allocate safety rules post.
He said they also intend to work closely with various organisations to promote inclusion of safety rules on sign posts to encourage people to adhere to them.
“This will remind them of what they already know but are not doing; avoiding disaster is part of our responsibilities. Since we have zero tolerance for casualty, we need to inform organisations about safety and health hazards in our day-to-day lives. In whatever people do in their organisations or workplaces, safety should be considered,” he added.
Speaking further, Aderemi said that a 260-man National Safety Advocacy Project Committees headed by 20 professors drawn from 20 universities where inaugurated for 2021-2022.
He said that 10 professors from 10 universities would supervise sub-committees sector-by-sector to proffer solutions, adding that N10 billion had been stipulated for the unveiling of the project.