In order to rescue operations and deepen safety of lives and property in the state, the Lagos State Government has launched a reality television programme.

This was made known by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan during a press conference at Baguda kaltho Press Centre in Alausa.

The conference tagged “Lagos Rescue” was designed to enlighten residents of their responsibilities during emergency situations.

Speaking during the press conference, Bamigbetan noted that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration had invested massively in safety of lives and property and towards enhancing the activities of emergency management agencies in the last three and half years.

He also added that the new initiative was another demonstrable commitment to the welfare of the people.

In his words; Lagos Rescue is an initiative of the Lagos State Government to showcase the efforts of the State Emergency Management Agencies at addressing emergencies in order to ensure the safety of lives and property. The programme is also meant to highlight the roles and responsibilities of the citizenry during emergencies for regular smooth operation.

“In his spirited efforts to ensure that Lagosians live in peace, and also promote an accident-free society, His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode approved the reality programme in view of the many benefits it offers the State. This is in addition to the huge funds regularly allocated to the emergency management agencies to strengthen their capacity to manage an emergency.”

“While we cannot avoid emergency in the State, the government remains committed to ensuring immediate and effective response to emergency situations.

“As such, Lagos Rescue is people-centric as it will present real-life experiences involving our emergency rescue operations in order to achieve two major objectives of teaching viewers how we go about saving valuable lives of Lagosians and making them identify how they could have prevented casualties that result from such emergency situation.”

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