Safety commission moves against impersonators

The Director-General, Lagos Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, has said measures have been put in place to curb the activities of some unscrupulous consultants and impersonators of staff of the commission.

Mojola, who revealed that legal actions were already in place against those apprehended, therefore, urged the public to report the activities of any unscrupulous official and consultant they may know.

She also warned the public not to pay any money into the bank accounts of individuals other than designated government bank accounts.

This was contained in a statement signed by Adewunmi Okoh for the commission.

The statement read in part, “The Director-General lamented the activities of unscrupulous members of the public carrying out unlawful activities on behalf of Safety Commission and extorting members of the public.

“Mojola also said the Commission had put in place stringent measures to curb activities of some compromised consultants, saying that the Commission has had to institute legal actions against impersonators and terminate consultancy of any consultants found wanting. He mentioned that a particular impersonator was put behind bars recently for a number of years.

“He added that all its consultants have authorised identification cards and must always be worn whenever they are carrying out an audit or inspections.

“The Director-General called on members of the public to report promptly to the government activities of unscrupulous officials, consultants and those impersonating its officials through its hotline 07000SAFETY and 08181002233.

“He said the commission is responsible for the issuance and withdrawal of overall safety compliance certificates, conducting and reviewing risk assessment reports, conducting investigations on safety issues and making recommendations where necessary and coordinating all government matters relating to the safety of lives and properties in the state.’’

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