The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osayintolu, has said the agency responded to about 614 major and minor emergency situations in different parts of the state from December 2020 till date.
Oke–Osanyintolu stated this during a road traffic accident simulation organised by the agency on Monday at the LASEMA Cappa Base in the Oshodi area of the state.
The DG stated that the exercise was conducted to demonstrate the readiness of the state government in terms of managing emergency situations.
He said, “We have carried out a simulation exercise on mass casualty to ensure that we keep to our slogan which is working better together. LASEMA is a total packaged agency that has its fire service unit, pre–hospital care unit, heavy duty unit, and a good maintenance workshop.
“We have acquired new equipment which will improve our response time to emergency. From December till date, we have responded to 114 major emergencies and 500 minor emergencies. Also, casualties during emergencies have greatly reduced compared to what we used to have in the past.”
Speaking at the event, the wife of the state Governor, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said, “Every government is duty bound to protect the life and property of its people from disaster and as a government agency solely responsible for disaster management in the state; LASEMA simulation exercise is an important aspect of the agency’s preparedness and the proper readiness of the management and staff of the agency in order to fulfil its mandate.”