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Lagos to host International Fire Safety Conference in June

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has concluded plans to hold the maiden edition of the Lagos International Fire Safety Conference 1.0 by the end of the second quarter of 2024.

The Conference themed, “Stakeholders Collaboration: A Panacea to Incessant Fire Disasters in Lagos” is scheduled to hold on Tuesday 25 June – Thursday 27 June, 2024, at Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

A statement signed by  the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said  that the Fire Safety Conference would assist in galvanizing diverse opinions of relevant stakeholders in reducing to the barest minimum the incident of perennial Fire and related emergencies outbreak in the State.

“In 2021, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service received 1,195 distress calls, recovered 76 dead and N11.95 billion worth of estimated property lost to Fire and related incidents. By 2023, distress calls received rose to 2,537, with 82 casualties and N25.37 billion worth of estimated property lost with attendant environmental effects.

“Much as we are aware that as human endeavours persist with the ever-growing population of the State in size and economy, we cannot do away with daunting challenges which we have been surmounting. There is however the need to restrategise, rethink and diverse new approach to doing things differently as it is not sustainable with the present status quo.

“Hence, the Conference which will feature, workshop, seminar, panel discussion, networking, expo would be declared opened by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu,” the statement read in part.

According to Adeseye, the Conference would enable Lagos state review its past, reflect on its present and map out plans for the future while exploring cutting edge technology in Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy as envisioned in the THEMES+ Agenda for the benefits of Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general.

The State uses the opportunity to assure prospective  attendees and Lagosians in general that discussions and resolutions at the event would not be another talk-shop, as the State Government would walk the talk and implement policies reached from the forum.


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