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Emergency Responders Training to Improve Safety Culture in Lagos

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Tunde Ogunmola

The Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, has reiterated its determination to improve inter-agency collaboration, at both the formal and informal levels towards the promotion of teamwork amongst safety and emergency responders, just as it intends to initiate measures to improve on life saving and response time to incidents and distress calls.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-governmental Relations, Seye Oladejo, who stated this at a workshop organized by the State government for first responders in Ikeja and themed: ‘Synergy Among Safety Corps, Security Personnel and Emergency Responders to Actualise Value to Life’, noted that the training is to foster unity of purpose, cooperation and synergy among diverse groups of emergency responders.

“The main objective for organizing this training is to foster the unity of purpose, cooperation and synergy among diverse groups of emergency responders in Lagos State,” he said.

Oladejo emphasized the need for an improvement in renewal and sustenance of the existing synergy amongst the various agencies saddled with the responsibility of managing safety and emergencies in order to prevent loss of life and also to improve response time to distress calls at all times.

He implored participants to actively participate in the workshop as this would ensure improved collaboration, increase productivity and it would also improve response time to emergencies.

He reiterated that the present administration in Lagos is not only determined to institutionalize interagency co-ordination but is equally desirous of improving Inter-sectorial collaboration amongst Emergency Responders.

“I have no doubt that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is determined to continuously and relentlessly promote safety culture in the State by adopting best practices and deploying world-class resources available to address the challenges of managing emergencies and disasters across the State”, he stressed.

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