The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has commiserated with traders in Lagos over the fire that consumed goods worth millions of naira at Mandilas building on Sunday.
Its Director-General, Mustapha Ahmed, conveyed his message in Lagos during an on -the- spot assessment of the extent of the damage wrecked by the fire.
Ahmed who spoke through Director, Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Kennedy Metaluwo, enjoined Nigerians to be safety conscious in their activities to protect their lives and property.
He also called on business owners to explore the need for insurance policy to recoup their losses in case of disaster.
Also, the Iya Loja General of Mandilas and Atunwase International Market, Adeniji Rashidat, told the Director-General that the people around the market did not notice the fire until it was too late before the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service was contacted.