Lagos begins advocacy on emergency number

Posted by News Express | 18 October 2017 | 1,459 times

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has commenced an advocacy campaign across the three senatorial districts of the state to sensitise residents on the importance of the emergency toll free numbers 112/767, just as the state government expressed readiness to ensure adequate and timely response to any form of Emergency/Security incidents in any part of the state.

LASEMA General Manager, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu stated this recently at Alausa, stressing that the advocacy or sensitisation programme is to acquaint residents with the services available after an upgrade of equipment at the toll-free emergency facility.

He cited the building of the Command and Control Centre for receiving distress calls from Lagosians on Road accidents, Fire outbreaks, Collapsed Buildings, Rape, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence cases, and other forms of civil/criminal incidents to underscore the huge investment.

Tiamiyu further stated that officials of the Call Centre have also been given sufficient training and orientation in line with global best practices on how to respond and attend promptly and effectively to all distress calls put across to the centre.

While seeking for cooperation and understanding of Lagosians (especially motorists) during the roadshow, the General Manager said that the campaign will cut across the three senatorial districts with the distribution of souvenirs, handbills and other materials amongst other things.

He informed that the campaign train intends to sensitise the entire public on safety and emergency issues, such as the use of the emergency toll-free numbers and necessary steps required to avoid emergencies which often leads to unnecessary loss of valuable lives and property.

The General Manager, however, advised people who are in the habit of sending false messages and calls to the Emergency Call Centre or on social media, to desist from such acts to prevent panic and unnecessary tension across the state, adding that disciplinary measures would be taken against senders of such hoax calls and messages.

He re-affirmed LASEMA’s readiness and commitment in the management of emergency/disaster in the state through prompt intervention and extension of its tentacles to all the nooks and crannies of the state.

Source: News Express

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