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Commissioner tasks emergency stakeholders on preparedness, disaster prevention 

By Gbenga Salau 
29 May 2022   |   2:04 am
Lagos State government has tasked emergency stakeholders on preparedness in order to adequately manage emerging disasters in the state, moving away from disaster reduction to disaster prevention.

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Lagos State government has tasked emergency stakeholders on preparedness in order to adequately manage emerging disasters in the state, moving away from disaster reduction to disaster prevention.
 


Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting, Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter Governmental Relations, Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, said that there was need for emergency responders to brace up for the unexpected.
 
He described the stakeholders’ meeting themed: “ Global Emerging Issues in Emergency Management and Preparedness”, organised by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), as apt, as the meeting allows for brainstorming among key stakeholders, so as to create a sensitisation to what is called emergency and disaster management.
 
On his part, Permanent Secretary LASEMA, Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu said that due to its limited capacity, the state is moving gradually away from disaster reduction to prevention. He added that they want to bridge the gap between the policy, rules, regulations, attitudes and orientation of the good people of Lagos in terms of emergency management.
 
On his part, the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Gbolahan Oki, speaking during the panelist session, said that one of the dangers of building collapse is attitude problem and residents of the state need to change.
 
Meanwhile, the meeting which was borne out of the various emergency and disasters challenges across the globe had in attendance stakeholders which includes LASEMA, LASBCA, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), the Lagos State Task Force, the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), the Police, the Lagos Neighborhood Corps, amongst others, discussed on the need to ensure a safer Lagos.