The Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration in Lagos has established a new LASEMA Response Unit in Igando, Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area of the state.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen in Alausa, Ikeja on Tuesday.

According to him, the Igando LASEMA Response Unit was established to cater for residents of Alimosho, especially in Ikotun, Idimu, Egbeda, LASU-Igando Road, and Badagry.

Tiamiyu disclosed that plans were underway to establish another unit around the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin to adequately cater for residents of Badagry and environs.

According to him, the state government’s resolve to improve response time to emergency interventions led to the decentralisation of emergency/disaster management from one response Unit in Alausa to three Centres, namely: LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) Cappa Oshodi, LASEMA Response Unit, Lekki (by Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge) and LASEMA Response Unit, Onipanu on Ikorodu Road.

He reiterated that the establishment of these centres has yielded good results in form of an increase in the protection of lives and property; dramatic reduction in fatalities and injuries from emergency/disaster situations.

While noting that the ultimate aim of the State government is to sustain the response capability of the Agency towards building a more resilient Lagos Mega City, Tiamiyu disclosed that there is an ongoing plan to establish three more divisional (upgraded) Dispatch Centres by Temu Junction, Epe; Ijanikin by Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Badagry; LASPOTECH in Ikorodu and another LRU at Costain, Lagos Mainland.

He urged Lagosians to call the emergency toll free numbers 112/767 in case of an emergency