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Lagos To Begin Reality TV Show To Manage Emergency Situations



A reality television programme aimed at showcasing efforts and strategies of emergency management agencies before, during and after rescue operations, with the view to deepen safety of lives and property of Lagosians has been launched by the Lagos State Government.

This was made known by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan while addressing a press conference at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa.

He explained that the tv programme tagged ” Lagos Rescue”  was well packaged to educate residents of their responsibilities during emergencies.

He said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode throughout his administration, has been focused on ensuring security and dealing with emergency situations promptly, adding that the new development was another proof of the governors dedication to welfare of the people.

According to Bamigbetan, “Lagos Rescue is an initiative of the Lagos State Government to showcase the efforts of the State Emergency Management Agencies at addressing emergencies in order to ensure the safety of lives and property.

“The programme is also meant to highlight the roles and responsibilities of the citizenry during emergencies for regular smooth operation.

“In his spirited efforts to ensure that Lagosians live in peace, and also promote an accident-free society, His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode approved the reality programme in view of the many benefits it offers the State. This is in addition to the huge funds regularly allocated to the emergency management agencies to strengthen their capacity to manage an emergency.”

Stressing that everyone has a role to play in emergency rescue operations, Bamigbetan said the government, as a sensitive and responsible entity, decided to come up with the programme to send the right message to the citizenry, adding that the programme would focus majorly on the activities of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), and the Lagos State Fire Service.

Giving further details, Bamigbetan who addressed the briefing alongside Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna; Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Strategy, Mr Idowu Ajanaku; and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr Fola Adeyemi, said the State Government remained committed to the safety of lives and property.

He said: “While we cannot avoid emergency in the State, the government remains committed to ensuring immediate and effective response to emergency situations.

“As such, Lagos Rescue is people-centric as it will present real-life experiences involving our emergency rescue operations in order to achieve two major objectives of teaching viewers how we go about saving valuable lives of Lagosians and making them identify how they could have prevented casualties that result from such emergency situation.”

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