Access To Difficult Terrains, Emergencies: FAAN Signs MoU With LASEMA
The management of the Murtala Muhammed Airport(MMA),Lagos and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to have access to difficult terrains and five nautical miles from the airport in case of emergency.
Speaking shortly before signing the MoU, the Airport Manager MMIA, Mrs Victoria Shin-Aba, stated that history had been made in partnering LASEMA for a better understanding in ensuring that lives were saved in times of emergency.
Shin-Aba noted that the journey which started a year ago after going through a tough process finally yielded positive result in collaboration.
She assured the LASEMA team of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s(FAAN’s) support to accord LASEMA vehicles free access at the toll gate as part of its contribution to save lives.
Shin-Aba noted that 80 per cent of the airport community reside in Mafoluku area of Lagos state, adding that with the MOU, there would be easy coordination of activities during emergency that would further strengthen their relationship.
She commended LASEMA team for its assistance to the MMIA during its fire mock exercises, adding that the agency is well known for real time response to emergency.
The Airport Manager charged LASEMA not to see the partnership as a challenge towards a new beginning for better understanding,adding that both FAAN and LASEMA were out to save lives.
Earlier in his address, the General Manager of LASEMA, Mr Tiamiyu Adesina, explained that the agreement was to cement the relationship between the two agencies in saving lives.
Adesina assured MMA team of LASEMA’s support in serving humanity through its contributions in times of emergency at the airport.
He appealed to the FAAN through the MMA team to grant LASEMA access through the access gate at the airport, as it is the only close alternative route to other parts of the state.
Adesina stated that all over the world that collaboration had remained the only way to achieve goals, adding that their alliance would keep their dream alive.