Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:42 pm
The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, has trained Participants with the capacity to efficiently handle emergency outbreak that could result in humanitarian disaster that mostly affects women and children if not well handled.
Malam Usman Abubakar-Ahmed, Director of Relief and Operations, Nasarawa SEMA, also said participants were selected from relevant agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the state to learn and brainstorm on effective ways of responding to emergencies.
Abubakar-Ahmed who represented Barr. Zachary Alumaga, Executive Secretary of SEMA in the state at the training, revealed that participants are expected to step down what they have learnt at the community level.
Mr Suleiman Onawo, one of the participants representing Nasarawa State Water Board said the training is apt as it has exposed them to proper ways of curtailing any emergency.
“Emergency outbreaks of different kinds happen all the time. This training has given us the awareness on how to be well prepared ahead of time. This workshop has given us light on how to prepare for any eventualities that may likely happen,” he said.
Miss Evarista Daniels, another participant with the Centre for Women, Youth and Community Action, an NGO in Nasarawa State said the training offered knowledge and capacity on how and where to play a role in helping out in an emergency.
“Emergency outbreaks are events that can happen at any time. So it is good we are aware so we can also get the communities informed on what can be done if such disasters occur.
“For example, the communal violence that recently took place leading to displacement of people is one of the emergencies we are talking about.
“So I am happy because we can transfer the information we have gotten to these communities so they can know how to mitigate the effect of these emergencies when they occur,” she said.