From Dauda Iliya (Borno)

National Emergency Management Agency-NEMA has reaffirmed its commitment to provide the requisite training of its personnel on first aid to skillfully attend to victims of disaster.

The Director General of NEMA, Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Mohammed (Rtd ) stated this during the opening ceremony of a four-day training on Basic First Aid on Emergency Response, organized by the Agency in collaboration with Nigerian Red Cross Society, Borno state chapter.

The Director General represented by the Assistant Director Human Resource, Usman Aji said the training was geared towards building the capacity of staff in responding to disasters and Emergencies .

In a remark, acting Zonal coordinator NEMA North East Zone, Ishaya Chinoko said improving staff competency and operational readiness remains the cardinal objectives of the current leadership of NEMA urging the staff to take the training seriously.

He noted that response involves situations where staff must determine whether the situation is safe and at the same time identifying and treating the problems of casualties.

Representative of Nigerian Red Cross Society Borno state, Babagana Usman said the training was targeted at updating the staff of NEMA with skills and techniques of live saving during emergencies.

Some of the Participants

Some participants at the training said they have learnt a lot and hoped to use the skills acquired to respond to victims of insurgency and other Disasters in the Zone.