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LASG raises agencies’ monitoring, surveillance capacities

Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said that in order to avert disaster and the resultant loss of lives and properties in the state, his administration has scaled up the monitoring and surveillance capacities of relevant  agencies to ensure compliance with appropriate laws.


The governor, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello at the 3rd Lagos State Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Summit themed “Promoting and Sustaining Integrated Response to Emergencies within the Golden Hour” added that the administration would also apply sanctions deemed necessary to those who run foul of the provisions.

He said the government believes that taking necessary steps and precautions to avert disaster where possible is an integral part of effective disaster and emergency management, stressing that poor emergency management can result in substantial reversal of gains recorded in critical sectors of the economy.

He said one of the key steps taken by his administration to promote greater efficiency among the various Departments and Agencies with responsibility for managing emergencies in the State is the creation of the Safety Arena.


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