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Ambode approves four new LASEMA Response Units

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the establishment of four Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dispatch Centres and a fire station to improve response time during distress.

The state Commissioner for Special Duties, Oluseye Oladejo, disclosed this at a meeting of all emergency stakeholders organised by LASEMA to review the state’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP).

Oladejo said the dispatch centres would be located in Temu, Ikorodu, Costain and Badagry, adding that all the centres would be delivered this year.

To prevent a repeat of the inferno that gutted a tank farm at Satellite Town, Oladejo said the governor has approved the establishment of a fire station in Ijegun Ibasa.

He said: “This year, we want to significantly reduce delay in responding to emergency situations and in achieving this, we recognise the role of all relevant stakeholders.

“With these concerted efforts being made to save lives and property within the ‘Golden Hour’, the establishment of more LRUs will definitely complement these efforts and this will automatically result in the procurement and deployment of more equipment and training of our personnel to effectively manage these emergency occurrences.”

Earlier, the General Manager of LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, said the meeting was to avoid discordant tunes among emergency responders in the state.

He said the gathering would afford relevant stakeholders the opportunity of in-depth review of their individual and collective roles in disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

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