Abuja - Lagos State Government's Safety
Service Commission has suspended work at Hongxing Steel Company Limited over
The company, situated at Amuwo Odofin area, allegedly
violated safety rules, which recently resulted in the death of a casual worker, Emeka Umoh.
The Director General of the Commission, Fouad Oki, gave
the order during a working visit to the company following the publication of
He described the working condition as deplorable.
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Oki noted that a safety audit of the whole company that
was earlier conducted by the commission
team showed management put inadequate safety measures in place.
"The Commission had no option but to give the
directive due to the harsh and totally unacceptable working condition of the
work place," Oki said.
Public Relations Manager of the company, Uche Eke, said
the closure of the company would serve as a notice to the management to improve
workplace safety measures.
He said the death of Eke was unfortunate.
- CAJ News