To avert being a victim of avoidable incidents or loss of lives and properties, it is important to pay attention and be active to happenings in our immediate environment.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has commenced an advocacy campaign across the three senatorial districts of the state to sensitize residents on the importance of the emergency toll free numbers 112 and 767. This is part efforts of the state government to ensure adequate time response to any form of emergency or security related incidents in any part of the state.
Speaking on the development, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, the General Manager of LASEMA stated that the advocacy and sensitization programme is to create awareness to the residents with the services available as facilities and equipment has been upgraded by the agency.
He advised people who have cultivated habits of sending fake messages and calls to desist from such to avoid unnecessary panic and danger it is likely to cause. “Disciplinary measures would be taken against senders of such fearful calls and messages,” he said.
He further expressed his confidence in the call centre officials as they have been given required orientation in line with global best practices on how to respond and attend promptly and effectively to all distress calls put across the centres.
Tiamiyu added that the call centres are open to calls from Lagosians on road accidents, fire outbreaks, collapsed buildings, rape, child abuse and domestic violent cases, and other forms of civil criminal incidents.
He further reaffirmed LASEMA’s readiness to respond to every distress calls and messages from all hooks and crannies in the state.