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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), has deployed newly-acquired rescue equipment to enhance its Disaster Management efforts in the State and these were displayed in a Simulation Exercise held at its Cappa Operations Base where the newly acquired rescue equipment were used during simulated operations, .The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), has deployed newly-acquired rescue equipment to enhance its Disaster Management efforts in the State and these were displayed in a Simulation Exercise held at its Cappa Operations Base where the newly acquired rescue equipment were used during simulated operations, .
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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), has deployed newly-acquired rescue equipment to enhance its Disaster Management efforts in the State and these were displayed in a Simulation Exercise held at its Cappa Operations Base where the newly acquired rescue equipment were used during simulated operations, .

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Speaking in his opening remark, during the Simulation Exercise, the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of LASEMA, Dr.Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, expressed the agency’s gratitude to Governor Babajide S

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anwo-Olu for constantly upgrading and re-equipping LASEMA to serve Lagosians better .

Dr.Oke-Osanyintolu who noted that Disaster Emergencies are an inevitable aspect of life in the constantly evolving economic capital and international hub that Lagos is, expressed satisfaction with the response time and performance exhibited by LASEMA staff during the Simulation Exercise.

He added that the Agency has an established and functional emergency response structure that runs all sections of the Emergency Disaster cycle effectively.

Speaking at the Occassion, the Special Guest and First Lady of Lagos State, Dr.(Mrs)Ibijoke Claudiana Sanwo-Olu commended LASEMA and all other Stakeholders for working together to ensure the safety of residents.

She described LASEMA as a”Child of Circumstances” born in 2007 in the aftermath of the infamous Ikeja Army Cantonement bomb blast, while expressing joy at the momentous growth of the Agency such that LASEMA has been known to even tutor its older establishment on Emergency from the Federal level, render extensive assistance to other states yet to establish theirs while being 10 places ahead of Emergency/disaster situations in keeping with international best practices.

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She urged the residents of Lagos State to be safety conscious by resolving to take individual responsibility to ward off any potential threat, adding that it is our collective responsibility to work with Government to protect us.

In his Keynote address the Honourable Commissioner for Special Duties & Intergovernmental Relations, Engr.Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, stated that Disaster Prevention and Management is a top priority of the Administration of Mr. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as part of its T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.

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He added that the administration of Mr.Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Mr.Deputy Governor Dr.Obafemi Hamzat has always placed a premium on the safety of lives and property while striving towards ensuring that loss of lives and properties is kept to the barest minimum even when these unforeseen Emergency occurs.

He expressed his satisfaction that LASEMA and sister agencies have lived up to the expectations that borne their existence, while preventing loss of lives and mitigating the effects of many disasters with their professionalism.

Engineer Bamgbose-Martins thanked the First Lady for her presence and graciously supporting the occasion.

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The Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U General Stephen Townsend, wrapped up a three-day West African visit February 22-25, 2021, with a stopover in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two countries.

A press statement by the Embassy on Friday, said: “During the visit, Townsend met with the Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, and National Security Adviser, Babagan Monguno, to discuss regional security issues and to express the command’s gratitude for the assistance provided during a hostage rescue operation last year.

“When we asked for their help, the Nigerian government answered the call. Our hostage recovery mission in October would have been impossible without their support.

“They quickly provided assistance that helped the U.S. military to save an American life. That is a strong example of our partnership with Nigeria.”

Townsend also met with senior military officials, including the Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi Magash, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor, to talk about on-going cooperation in the region and greater maritime security and threat mitigation.

Nigeria is a key partner in countering violent extremist organizations throughout the Lake Chad Basin.

Townsend said furthermore: “The bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the U.S. is built on several pillars including security cooperation.

“U.S. Africa Command will do our part to advance the security cooperation pillar, so that Nigerians can enjoy the more secure future they all deserve.”

As close partners, the U.S. and Nigeria have worked at ensuring the collaborative relationship continues to grow to include a commitment to interoperability. Nigeria purchased 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, which will be delivered later this year.

“Nigeria’s purchase of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft is another example of their commitment to interoperability and security in the region,” he added. “Our economic relationship with Nigeria is already strong, and we look forward to the continued strengthening of security relationships. Nigeria’s leaders understand the importance of a collaborative approach to ensuring stability in West Africa and partnering on areas of mutual interest.”

The Commander also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.

Leonard said: “General Townsend’s visit to Nigeria demonstrates the strategic importance the United States places on our bilateral relationship with Nigeria.

“Our security cooperation partnership with Nigeria’s military will strengthen the country’s capabilities to secure land and sea borders, enhance overall security, and combat terrorism in the North East.”

As part of the visit, Townsend participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Nigeria Military National Cemetery to honour those who have given their lives in the service of their nation.

During the visit, the delegation expressed their condolences for the seven service men killed in the crash of a Nigerian Air Force aircraft in Abuja.