Lagos State Emergency Management Agency

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Ikeja, Lagos , Nigeria
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency
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Lagos State Emergency Management Agency

Ikeja, Lagos , Nigeria


Vision: For prompt, effective/efficient response to emergency/disaster management in the State.
Goal: To manage and mitigate emergency/disaster in the State.

Mission: “To institutionalize an emergency management plan that would foster political commitment awareness and participation, inter-sectorial and agency collaboration and sustainable development including protection of life, property and the environment”.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) was established vide LASEMA Law 16 of 2008 for emergency and disaster management in the State in pursuance to decree 12 of 1999 as amended by Act No. 50 of 1999 which established the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The Agency is responsible for the overall co-ordination of emergency management in Lagos State, working closely with all its Stakeholders. It came into existence in February 2007, the legal framework establishing LASEMA was signed into Law on July 22nd, 2008 by His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)

The Agency was statutorily charged to provide adequate and prompt response as well as sustaining intervention in all forms of emergency/disaster situations in the State within the territorial boundary called “Lagos”.

It performs this onerous task through Emergency/Disaster prevention preparedness, mitigation, recovery and relief.

The law that set up the LASEMA did empower the Agency to coordinate the activities of all its stakeholders and NGO’s who are categorized into Primary, Secondary and Tertiary responders in management of all emergency and disaster situations in the State as well as also to build their capacity toward increasing response capability.

Responsibilities:Lagos State Emergency Management Agency

1) Be the umbrella body to co-ordinate the activities of relevant agencies in prevention and management of disasters in the State.

2) For the development of loss prevention programmes and procures necessary technology to mitigate identified emergency situation.

3) Prompt and adequate response as well as sustained interventions in any form of emergency or disaster in the State.

4) Co-ordinates activities of stakeholders and NGOs who jointly carry out strategies for emergency/disaster management in the State.

5) Provides relief materials/financial assistance to victims of various disasters in the State.

6) Respond promptly to any emergency at hand, which includes but is not limited to the following;

i. Fire fighting (co-ordinate with fire services).

ii. Flood Control

iii. Collapsed Building

iv. Evacuation

v. Search and Rescue Operations

vi. Environmental Pollution

vii. Crowd control/cordon off affected areas.

viii. Public enlightenment on safety issues.

ix. Perform general life saving activities including provision of relief materials.

x. Clear and remove objects that constitute the carcass or remains of incidents.

1) Office of the General Manager
2) Administration and Human Resources Department
3) Operation and Logistics Department

4) Planning, Research and Statistics Department
5) Accounts Department
6) Public Affairs Unit
7) Learning & Development Unit (Training)
8) Monitoring and Surveillance Unit
9)Procurement Unit

10) Audit Unit

11) ICT unit

12) Legal Unit


Ikeja, Lagos , Nigeria