LASEMA REVAMPS OPERATIONS ON LAGOS WATERWAYS
Written by Adekoya on July 12, 2019
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, says it has concluded plans to revamp its operations on the waterways to actively compliment the efforts of the State waterways agency, the marine police and other relevant stakeholders to ensure adequate safety of the commuting populace.
LASEMA’s Director General/CEO Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu made this known during an interactive session with members of Staff at the Safety Arena, Bolade Oshodi,
He said to further enhance the presence of the agency on the waterways and reduce response time to scene of emergencies on water, the Response Unit of the Agency on the Lekki corridor would now be serving as the Marine response centre for the agency solely dedicated to emergency surveillance and response on water.
The LASEMA boss who decried the rate of boat mishap on Lagos waters in recent time, said that the situation is a wake-up call on all emergey responders to restrategise their operations and rise up to the challenge with a view to nipping the occurrence in the bud.
Osanyintolu also added that the agency would re-energize its coordination mechanism by rekindling old and tested tools of coordination and partnership while also venturing into new relationships and sharpening the Agency’s network and linkages to ensure better defined collaborations and cooperation.