The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has commended the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, for its commitment to safeguarding lives and properties of residents in Lagos State.
In a Letter of Appreciation delivered to the Permanent Secretary at the Command and Control Centre at Alausa, Ikeja, by a delegation from its national office, the WAEC expressed its profound gratitude for the Agency’s swift, prompt, effective and efficient response during the fire incident that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, 26th October 2022, at the Council’s national office in Yaba area of Lagos State.
The delegation, led by Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of the Council’s national office, thanked LASEMA for the courage and professionalism exhibited by its Response Unit thereby saving the lives of some of the Council’s staff who were trapped in the building by the fire.
Mr. Areghan, who expressed gratitude to God that no life was lost to the fire, commended the courage of the LASEMA Response Unit in rescuing those trapped and ensuring that documents and records of immeasurable value, in addition to physical assets, were also saved from destruction.
In his response, LASEMA’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu thanked the Council’s delegation for its kind words and appreciation of the Agency’s efforts.
Dr Oke-Osanyintolu re-affirmed LASEMA’s commitment to safeguarding lives and properties as stated in its ministerial mandate.
He reiterated that safety of lives and properties of Lagosians is paramount to the administration of Mr. Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and concluded by calling on the delegates to always call the emergency toll-free number 122/767 in case of any emergency.
Meanwhile, LASEMA has emerged the most Active Agency in Lagos State at the 2022 edition of the “CityPeople Award for Excellence” .
The award by the Media Group was organised to honour outstanding personalities and Agencies of Government with top performance.