NEMA seeks end to road rage in Gombe
Chima Azubuike, Gombe
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Gombe state field office on Monday, said there is need for adequate preparedness to tackle incidences.
According to Head of operations, Gombe field office, Simon Katu, that is why the agency embarked on inter agency collaboration to enlighten residents.
Katu stated this in Gombe, at a one day enlightenment workshop with the theme ‘Safer Home for Safer Road‘ at the Federal Road Safety Conference.
The head of operations added that the unions are expected to be more proactive, as well as response units.
He said, “As a fallout of the operations engagement, we have been having with Road Safety, eagle eye. After deliberation we discovered there was a need to have synergy and fresher meeting, with our transport workers. This is a fruitful deliberation and we decided to have an enlightenment workshop for members of transport unions in conjunction with other stakeholders.”
“As a collaborative agency we are looking at it wholistically. We are trying to prepare the whole community and not just one sector from the parks to individuals and their families. We expect they will add professionalism to their work.”
On his part, the sector commander of FRSC, IG Ibrahim said the event is a continuation of the operation eagle eye throughout the new year.
He lauded NEMA for exhibiting inter agency collaboration by bringing the event to their door step.
“Safer Home for Safer Road is timely and apt. If the house is peaceful, we are certainly sure the road will equally be peaceful. The home is the starting point of each driver,” Ibrahim said.
Also speaking, commanding officer of the federal fire service, ACF Ayuba Jonah said his agency will ensure that lessons drawn from the workshop are effected in curtailing fire incidences in the state.
He said, “Last year we commenced fire safety awareness to educate the good people of Gombe state on fire prevention and protection.”
Attendees include; Members of staff of fire service, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, as well as represntatives of road unions amongst others.