This Day (Lagos)

6 December 2012

Nigeria: Lagos Govt Pledges Commitment to IT Secured Lagos

The Lagos State Government has said it will continue to show commitment in the affairs of the state, in the area of Information Technology (IT) security.

Commissioner for Science & Technology, Mr. Adebiyi Fatai Mabadeje stated this while declaring open a training programme for agencies that has to do with security and emergency situation at the Lagos State Security and Command Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.

Mabadeje said the high level of security provided by the state had led to the growth of the state economy and increase investment attraction from different parts of the world.

The Commissioner however appealed to parents to educate their children to refrain from making fake calls that are not security or emergency related adding that the call centre operators are doing their best to answer as many calls as possible.

He said the 767 and 112 emergency number was working and the training programme was organised to train relevant agencies of the state government on how to respond better to situation as it arises.

The personnel of the agencies being trained are Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Fire Services, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) and Rapid Response Squad.

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