The usually busy Third Mainland Bridge witnessed another heavy traffic gridlock today, Sunday, April 29, 2018, after the officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency( LASEMA) staged a live simulation exercise in the area.
The exercise tagged ‘Operation Oko Jososa’ was staged opposite the Unilag Waterfront in collaboration with other stakeholders.
According to the Head of LASEMA Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Kehinde, the exercise is a simulation of multiple road accidents involving a luxurious bus and five other vehicles one of which plunged into the Lagos Lagoon.
“The aim is to sharpen synergy, foster collaboration, improve the level of preparedness and increase the response capability of stakeholders in the management of multiple casualty incidents in along the 3rd Mainland Bridge which more often than not witnesses this kind of event,” he said.
Those involved in the exercise were men of the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) State Environmental Health and Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Others were Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps, Lagos State Waterway Authority (LASWA), Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Marine Police National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Nigerian Security & Civil Defence Corp and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).