21st February, 2011
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has been declared the 2010 best organized and responsive emergency management in Nigeria by the Conference on Disaster, Safety and Security Management.
The award was organized by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA; Central Emergency Medical Clearing House, CEMCH and the Institute of Disaster, Safety and Security Management.
The conference, in a letter to LASEMA said the award for the 2010 best disaster management agency in the country is now LASEMA and lauded the agency for being in the vanguard of rescuing people in times of mishaps.
General Manager/Chief Executive Officer, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, noted that the award did not come as a surprise in view of the progress recorded by the agency since its inception.
â€œWith all sense of modesty, we relish the numerous achievements of LASEMA as the first emergency agency established by law in Nigeria.Â We have impacted positively in all areas of emergency like fire, flood, traffic accidents and medical interventions,â€ he said.
Oke-Osanyintolu promised that the agencywould not relent in its effort to pursue strategies that would ensure disaster risk reduction to the barest level across the state.