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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has again proven remarkable professionalism with positive impact and significant contribution to the advancement of the Nigerian economy with the ” Public Sector Excellence Award” bestowed on the Agency by the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in a ground-breaking event for over 20 deserving companies/outstanding organizations and selected personalities in the State.

The event which took place at the 2018 Award/Dinner of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, honoured the Agency for championing the cause of safety, disaster management and assiduousness In its response to emergency .The Agency’s contribution to creating an enabling economic environment was also lauded especially in  boosting the economy and business confidence within the State.

The mandate of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) in providing  adequate and prompt response as well as sustaining intervention in all forms of emergency/disaster  situation Lagos State could not be overemphasized as the Agency was said to have lived up to its expectations  . The Agency performs  these  onerous task through emergence/disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation, recovery and relief assistance.
According to the LCCI “the Agency, over the years has exhibited remarkable professionalism and impressive capacity in its response and coordination of several emergency/disaster situation in Lagos State therby minimizing casualties, injuries and investment losses”, a giant feat achieved amongst its equal.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Awards is a credible, competitive and inclusive award ceremony in Nigeria that recognise deserving corporate organizations, public institutions and individuals who have contributed significantly to the development of Commerce and Industry on annual bases.
Receiving the Award on behalf the Agency, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu as well as the representative of Avantgard Management Services (Technical Partner) thanked the LCCI for the great honour and recognition given the  Agency. He noted that  the Agency could not have achieved this without tremendous support of His Excellency Mr Akinwunmi Ambode  and contributions from other stakeholders such as the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) Rapid Response Squad (RRS), National Emeregency Management Agency (NEMA), Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) amongst others who have collaborated effectively with the Agency in emergency response and management.
The  event was well attended by captains and barons of Commerce and  Industry , government representatives, members of diplomatic corps and other distinguished personalities.

Adebayo Kehinde

Public Affairs Unit

02/05/2018

 

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