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Strengthening fire safety measures in Lagos: A collaborative effort between LSFRS and NBC

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Lagos fire service visits NBC to promote safety cooperation

The leadership of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) has recently visited the headquarters of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) at Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi Ikeja, Lagos.

This visit aims to strengthen cooperation in advancing fire safety measures within the company and its surrounding areas.

During the visit, the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, highlighted the importance of proactive safety measures to prevent fire disasters.

She noted an increase in fire incidents, with 536 reported cases between January and February 2024.

Upcoming Lagos International Fire Safety Conference

Margaret Adeseye briefed the NBC team on the forthcoming Lagos International Fire Safety Conference, scheduled for May 2024.

She encouraged NBC staff to actively participate in the workshop sessions during the conference.

Adeseye mentioned that the conference would offer valuable insights into the latest inventions, equipment, and knowledge-sharing essential for fire safety.

This initiative aims to enhance both company operations and employee well-being.

Adeseye also reminded NBC of the mandatory requirement for all companies to acquire fire safety certification, emphasising the importance of adhering to regulations for the safety of operations, employees, and stakeholders.

NBC’s commitment to fire safety and certification

In response to the LSFRS’s initiative, Adetoba Idris, leading the NBC team, warmly welcomed the visiting delegation, acknowledging the importance of prioritising safety measures to protect operations and the communities served.

Idris assured the LSFRS team of NBC’s readiness to prevent fire and related emergencies, reiterating the company’s commitment to fulfilling certification requirements.

Furthermore, Idris affirmed NBC’s prompt engagement in the documentation processes for certification, pledging effective communication with the company‚Äôs management for necessary action.

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