The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cautioned residents against fire outbreaks and another wave of COVID-19 during the yuletide.
He called on residents to take the necessary precautions to avoid mishaps relating to fire and security misfortune during the celebration.
Mr Sanwo-Olu also called on residents to adhere strictly to all safety protocols during the Christmas period to avoid another wave of COVID-19.
Speaking at the Grand Finale of the 2021 Community Day Celebration in Ikeja on Tuesday, he urged residents in various communities of the state to be responsive by promptly providing intelligence to security agents.
”As Community Development Council (CDC) leaders, please take the message back home that because of the harsh weather during the harmattan season, fire is always a very easy occurrence.
”People need to live safely. Stay safe and make sure you don’t have combustible items around your shops, houses, and ensure precautions on electric gadgets to avert fire incidents.
”Security they say is local. Security is important at the grassroots level. You have been working with us, continue to work with us. You see something, you say something. All the neighbourhood watchers are in your communities. Let them know if you see strange movements.
”If you notice things that are not meant to be in your communities, pass on the message to them and you can be assured that the security agents will come around to keep you safe and secured.
”As we are going into the yuletide season, please let’s be very vigilant and make sure that we are our brothers’ keeper,” Mr Sanwo-Olu said.