Ambode Inaugurates Safety Arena

Ambode Inaugurates Safety Arena
In furtherance to the policy thrust of the present administration to ensure safety of lives and timely response to emergencies, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has commissioned the Lagos Safety Arena, a one-stop-shop for security agencies and emergency responders in the state.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony held at the Bolade-Oshodi location of the centre, Governor Ambode said the Safety Arena was government’s response to interagency coordination of Inter-sectoral collaboration for Emergency Response and put in place effective Incident Management Systems.
He added that with the movement of the Agencies into the Safety Arena, residents of Lagos will not only ensure adequate preparedness of the first responders but will also improve the  synergy between agencies, which according to him will significantly improve the response time to most Safety and Emergency issues across the State
While acknowledging a significant improvement in security of lives and property across the State, Governor Ambode appealed to security agents to always respect the rights of the citizens even as they go about in enforcing the laws and reducing crime rate in the state, stating that law enforcement must always be with a human face.
“As you settle down into this new facility and help in making our state safe and secure, I want to appeal to you to always respect the rights of the citizens at all time.  As government law enforcement agents, the ethics of your profession must be adhered to while you go about your duties”, the governor stated.
Earlier in hi welcome address, the Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Oluseye Oladejo said the safety arena will house the security and emergency responders in the state, which includes the Fire Service Department; Environmental Health Department, Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASMBUS), State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU), Lagos State Building control Agency (LASBCA), Safety Commission, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and the Nigerian Legion.
He added that the second phase of the project will accommodate the Vehicle Inspection Service, a dormitory for the Task Force, A Block of Offices for the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (Lagos State Command), Vehicle Maintenance Workshop and a Mini Service Station.
Speaking further, Oladejo said the Ministry have concluded plans to set up a unit for vehicle towing services to remove abandoned and accidental vehicles from our roads.


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