In order to manage road traffic emergencies, especially during the Yuletide, stakeholders in disaster management have received training from the National Emergency Management Agency, or NEMA.
During a one-day workshop on Thursday in Jos, Mr. Eugene Nyelong, the NEMA North Central Coordinator, disclosed that the training was essential for preserving lives and property.
Nyelong observed that a variety of stakeholders, especially those directly involved in response operations, needed to actively participate in disaster management.
“The training serves to both highlight the high frequency of traffic accidents, particularly during the holidays, and to remind us of the need to exercise caution when responding to emergencies involving vehicles.”
“This workshop on basic first aid and casualty handling during road traffic emergencies is being organized by the agency for its stakeholders.
“Participants will also receive training to stay up to date on appropriate responses for accidents and emergencies during this time.”
By asking the participants to view themselves as ambassadors of disaster management and to educate members of their various associations and organizations, the zonal coordinator further stated that the training was also intended to develop disaster-resilient individuals and society.