Disaster in Nigeria: Institute urges Nigerians to be safety conscious: The Institute of Disaster Management and Safety Science (IDMSS) has called on Nigerians to be more safety conscious in order to prevent and reduce the risk of disasters in the country.
disaster in nigeria: Mr Ochagwuba Edwin, the Registrar of the Institute, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
According to him, specialised education was required by Nigerians to effect meaningful improvement in the global response to disaster and management.
disaster in nigeria: “Every year, thousands of people and property worth billions of Naira are affected by disaster, often receiving aid after a long delay and suffering.
“Nigeria is prone to multiple disasters like floods, erosion, droughts, desertification, terrorism, conflicts, and communal clashes.
“Many die or are injured needlessly as a result of inadequate social preparation, untrained and ill-prepared leadership for disaster response.
“We call on all Nigerians to be safety conscious by avoiding any form of carelessness both at home and the office for disaster risk reduction in the country,” he said.
Edwin said the Institute aimed at positioning Nigeria and Africa for disaster risk reduction, capacity building, security management, peace building and partnership through collaboration and empowerment.
The registrar disclosed that the Institute conducted training programmes, class room and online professional courses for various levels of stakeholders and members of the society.
“The Institute is a research body for human resource development, capacity building, professional competency certification and policy advocacy in the field of disaster risk management and Safety science.
“We give policy support for organisations and advice on disaster risk reduction and Safety strategies for safe living,” Edwin said.
He, therefore, enjoined Nigerians to be safety conscious and pro-active in order to reduce risks of disaster in the country.