The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Minna Operations Office, has sensitised merchants and residents in elements of the state on fireplace outbreak prevention in Niger state, following the setting in of the harmattan season.
Head, NEMA Minna Operations Office, Hajiya Zainab Sai’du, mentioned the sensitisation was to create consciousness on fireplace for folks, particularly merchants to take precautionary measures in dealing with inflammable supplies as harmattan season units in.
Sai’du, who was represented by Dr Zainab Ndanusa, Head, Disaster and Risk Reduction Unit, NEMA Minna Operations Office, defined that fireside had claimed a number of lives and was chargeable for lack of property and property.
“NEMA Minna Operations Office realised that the time is apt on the necessity to come out and sensitise the general public to make sure that all mitigative measures are put in place to scale back the detrimental results that include fireplace disasters.
“And beyond waiting for the fire to happen, what are those things people can do to prevent fire from happening and when the fire happens, what are those steps they should take to lessen the damages,” she mentioned.
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She mentioned the company would proceed to coach the folks on measures to guard themselves from fireplace to stop financial system losses particularly with the pattern of reoccurring fireplace incidence available in the market.
According to her, the company was additionally utilizing the avenue to coach the folks additional on security tips to make use of particularly throughout dry season as fireplace to make sure that postpone and unplug all electrical home equipment and take away inflammable supplies far-off from warmth.
Responding, the Secretary of Abdulkadir Kure Ultra Modern Market, Mallam Ishaku Abdullahi suggested merchants to stick to security measures by guaranteeing that they postpone all electrical home equipment of their retailers earlier than closing and at all times they’ve fireplace extinguishers of their retailers in case of a fireplace outbreak.
The spotlight of the occasion was the distribution of handbills to merchants and residents on fireplace prevention measures and an illustration of how one can use fireplace extinguishers to quench fires by representatives of the state and federal fireplace companies.