Lagos To Punish Fake Emergency Callers

The Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-governmental Relations, Mr Oluseye Oladejo, has yesterday said that it would begin to punish residents who make fake emergency calls to its emergency agencies.

Oladejo said this during a press briefing on the state government emergency disaster preparedness summit themed, ‘Promoting and sustaining integrated response to emergencies within the golden hour’ slated for 26th to 27th September at the Public Service Staff Development Centre.

He expliained that false emergency calls divert emergency officers from real disasters that they needed to attend to and they put the officers under pressure.

Oladejo also said it was to ensure better response to emergency issues through being highly prepared is the reason it is holding the third edition of its emergency disaster preparedness summit.

“To prepare for the challenges associated with sustainable preparedness, there is the need to understand the nature and causes of emergency situations and disasters.

“As a government that is committed to safety and well being of Lagosians, this administration has set these two days aside to plan, partner and share experiences with governments and organisations to ensure that the capability improvement process is strengthened.

“Upholding this commitment however requires collaboration among stakeholders in order to increase our level of preparedness and response whenever disaster strikes.”