Sunday, January 23

Yuletide: NEMA flag-off “operation eagle eye” in Imo, urges govt to enforce ban on fireworks

By: Ikechukwu Iweajunwa

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday flagged off two weeks intensive program called “Operation Eagle Eye” in Imo, in readiness to emergency occurance during the period of 2021 yuletide 

The NEMA head of Imo/ Abia operations office Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji said at the flag-off that the exercise would check road traffic abuse, as well as reduce emergency risk in Imo.

He said NEMA partnered Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigerian Red Cross Society, as well as Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to carry out the operation.

 Nnaji raised alarm over indiscriminate use of fireworks in Imo and urged state government to urgently begin enforcement against ban on fireworks.

He explained that fireworks could cause fire outbreak, or use for robbery activities as well as constituting serious health hazards.

The Zonal Commander Zone J, Federal Fire Service, (ACC) Ijeoma Achi said the exercise would successfully raise consciousness of the masses against activities that could trigger emergency.

She assured readiness of personnel of the Federal Fire Service in delivering swift service to any incident of fire outbreak.

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Achi commended NEMA for the initiative and called for stronger synergy among disaster managers in Imo. 

(NAN)

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