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LASEMA TO PARTNER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS ON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 .  .  . As Agency receives
Unilag delegation at Lagos Command Centre

The Lagos State Emergency Management
Agency (LASEMA) has reiterated its readiness to partner with relevant
institutions and other stakeholders towards entrenching safety of lives and
property in the State.

The
General Manager Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Mr. Adesina
Tiamiyu disclosed this today at the Command & Control Centre Alausa, while
receiving a delegation of the Disaster Management Programme of the University
of Lagos, Akoka, stating that “the Agency’s door is open to partnership and
collaboration with relevant institutions towards building its capacity and
response capability in disaster management”.

Tiamiyu
noted that over the years, the Agency had given necessary support and
assistance to undergraduate students from various universities in the areas of
internship (SIWES), research and development as well as volunteering in
emergency response.

He further stated that in the last
three years, there has been a remarkable improvement in emergency/disaster
management in the State, stressing that the present administration has invested
so much in the procurement of new equipment, provision of training programs as
well as establishment of additional dispatched Centres, which started from one
Centre in Alausa-Ikeja to the establishment of the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU)
Cappa, Oshodi, Lekki by Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge and Onipanu on Ikorodu Road.

He also
disclosed that efforts are ongoing to replicate these centres in Epe and
Ijanikin by Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education towards bringing the
service closer to the people and reducing response time.

In his
remarks, the leader of the delegation, Prof. Alabi Soneye,the Coordinator,
Masters in Disaster Management (MDM) Programme, University of Lagos thanked the
Lagos Emergency Management Agency and stakeholders for their activities in the
past and more recently in managing crisis and disasters in Lagos State.

He said
research carried out by the University can be integrated and used by the Agency
in areas of emergency/disaster mitigation and preparedness, especially in
reducing disaster, adding that the partnership will be mutually beneficial to
both parties.

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