By Dapo Taiwo and OlaTunde Fapohunda M.D.

The Awards ceremony and Inauguration of Safety Prefects in Lagos State schools was held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja on 24th January 2020.

An awesome event, pioneered by the Lagos State Safety Commission in conjuction with Total Facilities Ltd led by the CEO, Mr Dapo Taiwo; consultant to the Commission on safety in schools in Lagos State.

A brilliant innovation and the first of its kind in Nigeria, the event looked to highlight the importance of safety in the school environment by establishing and training the first batch of 300 students (secondary schools) Safety Prefects in the State as major stakeholders to empower the students in ensuring safety in their respective schools.

In attendance to support this great initiative were the following VIPs: the first lady of Lagos State, Dr Ibironke Sanwo-Olu (wife of the Gov of Lagos State, represented by Mrs Omotosho, the wife of the Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations.

Others are; DG/ CEO Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, Dr Oluremi Olatunde, Dir of Public Safety & Well being, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Dapo Taiwo, School Safety Consultant – Lagos State Safety Commission, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, SA to the governor on Civic Engagement, ably represented by Mr Hakeem Adeniji, Permanent Secretary (PS), Mininstry of Civic Engagement, Mrs Belinda Odeneye – PS Ministry of Environment, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo- Commissioner for Education represented by Mrs Adekunbi Adebowale Director BES, Mrs Adeola Adetoro Adeyanju – Vice Chairman, Eti-Osa Local Government, Mr Lanre Ojuola – Operations Director, Nigerian Insurers Association and many others