Against the backdrop of emergency situations recorded earlier in the state this year, and the recent collapse of buildings in Ilasamaja and Idumota areas of the state, killing 16 persons, injuring many, and to proactively cater for emergencies in the state, Ikorodu and Badagry, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode has disclosed that plans are already at advance stage to establish two new emergency centres in the two divisions, so as to ensure a-twenty-four hour operational interface with the major response unit hub at Oshodi.
The Governor disclosed this while commissioning a newly established LASEMA Response Unit, LRU, in Ajah area of the state. Governor Ambode, who was represented at the event by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations; Mr Oluseye Oladepo, promised to fast track the training of more voluntary community emergency responders across the state.
According to the Nation online, the Governor said his administration has ensured a paradigm shift in emergency management by scaling up monitoring and evacuation activities of disaster-prone areas through the establishment of a coordinated network of CCTV Surveillance and synergy with other emergency response agencies in the state.
He however promised that protection of lives and properties would continue to occupy the front burner of his administration.