Lagos gov’t launches reality show

By Priscillia Alao
January 11, 2019


The Lagos state government has launched a reality series showcasing the work of emergency management agencies.

Kehinde Bamigbetan

Lagos Rescue was  revealed at a press conference held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Lagos, and has the backing of state governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

The state’s commissioner for information and strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, said: “Lagos Rescue is an initiative of the Lagos state government to showcase the efforts of the state emergency management agencies in addressing emergencies in order to ensure the safety of lives and property. The programme is also meant to highlight the roles and responsibilities of the citizenry during emergencies for regular smooth operation.”

“In his spirited efforts to ensure Lagosians live in peace, and also to promote an accident-free society, Akinwunmi Ambode approved the programme in view of the many benefits it offers the state. This is in addition to the huge funds regularly allocated to the emergency management agencies to strengthen their capacity to manage an emergency.”

Bamigbetan added: “While we cannot avoid emergency in the state, the government remains committed to ensuring immediate and effective response to emergency situations.

“As such, Lagos Rescue is people-centric, as it will present real-life experiences involving our emergency rescue operations in order to achieve two major objectives: teaching viewers how we go about saving valuable lives of Lagosians and making them identify how they can prevent casualties that result from such situations.”

The show will air on Lagos Television every Sunday night.