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#LagosCares: Lagos State Emergency Management Agency ( LASEMA) is Making Lagos Better, One Step at a Time



About a month ago, The LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) was launched by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Present at the launch were His Excellency; Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State; Dr Idiat Adebule, The Governor of Kebbi State; His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, the Honourable Minister of Works, Power & Housing; Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), the LASEMA General Manager Michael Akindele amongst others.


In addition to the trucks, power bikes and heavy duty vehicles, the newly invigorated response unit (LRU) took delivery of fire trucks to address domestic fire incidents and a well-equipped Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA). The MICA is staffed with highly trained paramedics and will be dispatched to emergency situations where patients require a higher level of care than a regular ambulance can provide.



Professional trainings were also conducted for the entire team of Paramedics and firefighters within the past month and the team has handled a number of emergencies within the Lagos metropolis.


LRU is committed to the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians and we enjoin you to cooperate with us by calling the toll free emergency numbers when in genuine emergencies only.

The emergency numbers still remain 112 & 767. We can’t stop emergency situations entirely but we will work on a robust, effective and timely response.

Lagosians should feel safe at work, at rest and at play. Lagos Cares.

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  1. Bola

    June 30, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Looking at the pictures, I almost did not believe this is LAGOS.
    Indeed, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is gradually becoming the best Governor in Nigeria. He has come with so much energy and smart ideas, and the new LRU is working
    I pray this continues and more innovative initiatives come up.
    Eko oni baje ooo

    • Toyosi

      June 30, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      working? what’s their response time and their attitude to emergencies?
      How many of this emergency centers are there every 20.6 square miles?

    • Ndi

      June 30, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      So because of that he is not working or what is your point exactly? Do they not have to start from somewhere? Don’t be a downer

    • Toyosi

      June 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      @Ndi am not being a downer, but what will be the point of having an emergency response team if they can’t respond to emergencies by being able to cater to the citizens of the every 20.6 square miles effectively. Besides, i only asked a question. A better answer from you would be “yes they work and i have seen it” or something along those lines and if it’s a no response just say “no”.
      Do you want a situation where they can’t respond in a timely manner due to logistics and not being strategically situated? so someone’s house burns and LRU can’t there on time, everybody will now come typing “Eeyah! it’s God’s will o” smh.

    • Ndi

      June 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      But Toyosi, is it not when you have an emergency team first before we can then talk about response times? This is a first step and should be applauded as we then work towards expected SLAs etc Afterall you must first build the foundation before putting up the structure. That is my point.

    • Lasemasocial

      June 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you for the question. The LRU is just one of the mandated responders in Lagos. We also have lasambus and the fire service. This team work out of the new dispatch centre in Oshodi but the ultimate goal is to have centers across Lagos.
      This is the first of many to come.

    • Nsuhoridem Effiong

      July 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      You should call and report an emergency and check the response time for yourself. I have on three different occasions, and it was good. i agree i could be better and it keeps improving.

  2. Seun

    June 30, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Hmmnnnn this is lovely.
    Great works Gov Ambode.
    When you are done transforming Lagos, can you move top Abuja to transform Nigeria?

  3. Adio_Braimoh

    June 30, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Lagos sate has always being centre of excellence from time memorial with good initiatives of implementing projects attached with personal interest.

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  5. Prince

    June 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    It seems Governor Ambode is doing a fantastic job in Lagos. Abuja has lost its glory since El-rufai left, we’ve not had any minister that knows what it meant to be incharge of the nation’s capital.
    Itesiwaju Eko lojowa loju

  6. nunulicious

    June 30, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    looking good! keep it up.

  7. JimohEsq

    August 7, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Bayelsa State has had this since August 2012, with a response time of way less than 5 mins to every distress call, I dont understand when the Lagos State Governor says its “a first of its kind in Nigeria”, when we know that model was gotten from Bayelsa State where it has proven to word effectively. Lagos state has done well to set this up also, and I hope all states do so as well, we really cannot leave everything to the Federal Government to do alone.

  8. Emmanuel

    July 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    This is great , Lagos has keyed in. fnally Nigerians are becoming more aware of PARAMEDICS and their importance in the Nigeria health sector.
    I hope similar thing such as LRU is been done in Edo state , the pilot center of paramedic training. Along side other states
    Paramedics are called to save lives.

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