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Lagos saves N76.9bn property from fire disaster



Lagos saves N76.9bn property from fire disaster

Lagos State Government yesterday said that the State Fire Services and other emergency agencies in the state had salvaged the state of property worth N76.9 billion from destruction in 980 fire calls recorded in the state between May 2017 and April 2018. Briefing journalists during the ongoing 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing, Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-governmental relations, Mr Oluseye Oladejo, who disclosed this, hinted that the fire service received 1, 282 emergency calls, of which 980 were fire calls. According to him, a total of 333 victims were rescued while the agency recorded 202 rescue calls and 83 false calls.

He added that, 84 were also recovered dead. He noted that despite the sizeable number of incidents recorded, the state government was able to respond promptly to emergencies thereby saving lots of lives and properties.

He said: “Within the period under review, the state government rehabilitated and upgraded 225 old Fire Hydrants that were initially below ground level in Lagos Metropolis and installed 50 new additional ones to link the Mini/Micro Water Works in the state.

The hydrants have been providing easy access to copious Water supply for Firemen during Firefighting and Rescue Operations.”

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