Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) has sensitised salon managers, hairdressers, barbers and beauty therapists on COVID-19 safety and hygiene management.
This is in continuation of its awareness campaign on COVID-19.
The commission at the weekend organised a one day health and safety training on COVID-19 hygiene management and advocacy for salon operators.
Held at the Education Resource Centre, Ojodu, Lagos, the training was attended by hairdressers, barbers and beauty therapists.
It was organised in batches in line with the COVID-19 protocols and to accommodate a large number of participants.
LSSC Director-General Lanre Mojola said the training became imperative because of the large and diverse nature of the people salon operators encountered in the course of earning their daily living.
Mojola, represented by the Technical Adviser to the commission, Mr. Seun Awojobi, described the training, which was in line with the directive of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the recent lifting of the ban on some categories of business, as essential, “as these workers need to upscale their hygiene practices in conformity with the current global situation.”
The President of the National Association of Hairdressers, Barbers and Cosmetologists, Lagos State chapter, Surat Abari-Ajibola, said the training had exposed them to other dimension of hygiene management and COVID-19 preventive measures.
Other participants said they have been equipped with standard practice operations, safety and hygiene management.
The commission distributed safety kits, which contain sanitisers, face masks, towels, soaps, among others free to salon managers, barbers and beauty therapists.