Sanwo-Olu repositions emergency response agencies, unveils three three new fire stations


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reaffirmed his administration’s determination to reposition the state emergency response agencies, with the unveiling of three newly-built fire stations and also promise that three others will be ready before the end of the year.

Sanwo-Olu physically opened the Ebute-Elefun Fire Station in Lagos Island, and virtually opened the Oba Gbolahan Lawal Oniru Station, Lekki, as well as the Ajegunle Fire Station in Ajegunle.

He also opened the upgraded Fire Service Headquarters in Alausa.

The governor described the event as “a fulfilment of his administration’s commitment to the protection of lives and property of our citizens.

According to the governor, “A fire outbreak is an emergency that can only be prepared for, but the time, speed and scale at which it will happen cannot be pre-determined.

“This is where response time is critical as it can make a lot of difference between life and death.

“We are convinced that the construction of new fire stations will allow quicker response to emergencies within their specific area of coverage because proximity to incident locations is very crucial to rescue and safety operations”, he said.

On his part, the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal, appreciated the governor for the initiative.

He commended Gov. Sanwo-Olu for approving construction of the modern fire station.


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