Due to the health hazards presented by the billowing smoke, residents of Olusosun and its immediate environs in Ojota have been advised to relocate.
This billowing smoke is a consequence of the fire outbreak recorded at the Olusosun dumpsite in Ojota area of Lagos state, destroying LAGBUS vehicles and warehouses in the immediate vicinity. The fire, though not raging, is still burning.
The advice to relocate was given on Monday by the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Hakeem Dickson.
Speaking at a press conference on “Vision Zero” in Ikeja, he said the inhalation of smoke could cause dire health issues.
He said, “The smoke has continued to billow and the advice became necessary to prevent health hazards.”
On the “Vision Zero” project, Dickson said, “Lagos Vision Zero is a transformational approach that interprets the tripod stand of safety, health, and wellbeing at all levels at work. It was borne out of the need to reduce hazards in workplaces and ensure zero accident and zero death.”