Lagos Locks Down Shops on Martins Street for Safety Concerns

The Lagos State Safety Commission has clamped down on two shops on Martins Street, off Broad Street, for failing to meet safety regulations. The action follows a complaint from a resident who raised concerns about the shops’ proximity to a transformer.

Mr. Lanre Mojola, Director-General of the Safety Commission, confirmed the closure. He revealed that the decision stemmed from a petition alleging safety violations at the location.

“A transformer is situated directly in front of the shops,” Mojola explained. “Our investigation discovered that the barricade around the transformer is too close to the building wall. Including, a gas generator is positioned near the transformer, creating a significant risk of fire and endangering public safety.”

This incident highlights the Lagos State government’s commitment to upholding safety standards. The commission has a mandate to safeguard lives and property within the state. Mojola urged residents to prioritize safety regulations and warned of stricter enforcement measures against non-compliant property owners.

The Lagos State Safety Commission has taken similar actions in the past. Last November, authorities sealed multiple shops on Dosunmu Street for improperly storing firecrackers, posing a fire and explosion threat to the neighborhood.

This recent closure serves as a reminder to Lagos residents and business owners of the importance of adhering to safety guidelines. By working together, the government and the public can create a safer environment for everyone in Lagos.


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