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Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) And Their Responsibilities

Nwogbunyama Emeka

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) was established vide LASEMA Law 16 of 2008 for emergency and disaster management in the State in pursuance to decree 12 of 1999 as amended by Act No. 50 of 1999 which established the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The Agency was statutorily charged to provide adequate and prompt response as well as sustaining intervention in all forms of emergency/disaster situations in the State within the territorial boundary called “Lagos”.

In readiness to ensure adequate and timely response to any form of emergency/security incidents in any part of Lagos, here’s the emergency toll free numbers you can contact – 112/767.





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Below are the responsibilities of LASEMA;

1) Be the umbrella body to co-ordinate the activities of relevant agencies in prevention and management of disasters in the State.

2) For the development of loss prevention programmes and procures necessary technology to mitigate identified emergency situation.

3) Prompt and adequate response as well as sustained interventions in any form of emergency or disaster in the State.

4) Co-ordinates activities of stakeholders and NGOs who jointly carry out strategies for emergency/disaster management in the State.

5) Provides relief materials/financial assistance to victims of various disasters in the State.





6) Respond promptly to any emergency at hand, which includes but is not limited to the following;

i. Fire fighting (co-ordinate with fire services).

ii. Flood Control

iii. Collapsed Building

iv. Evacuation

v. Search and Rescue Operations

vi. Environmental Pollution

vii. Crowd control/cordon off affected areas.

viii. Public enlightenment on safety issues.

ix. Perform general life saving activities including provision of relief materials.

x. Clear and remove objects that constitute the carcass or remains of incidents.

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lasema response to trailer fall 2

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In recent times, LASEMA have been doing great work in Lagos and are worthy of commendation. They should keep the flag flying high.





Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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