The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Wednesday in Gombe, trained road transport workers in the state on disaster prevention and management.
Our correspondent reports that the training was held at the FRSC office in Lafiyawo community in Akko local government area of Gombe state.
Head of operations NEMA, Gombe state operations office, Mr Simon Katu, said the training was to ensure safety of all stakeholders on the road.
He said the training was a fall out from Operation Eagle Eye in collaboration with the FRSC.
“We deliberated with key stakeholders and discovered that there was need for a fruitful and refresher meeting with transport workers.”
“This is to create more awareness that would help the road transport workers in the reduction of disasters on roads especially in the New Year,” he said.
He said the theme of the one-day workshop was “Safe Home for Safer Roads” and that the agency was using this theme to teach road workers that safety on roads starts from homes.
“If you have a better mindset and a sense of preparedness from home, once you go to work, you will be more professionally prepared to carry out your activities,” he said.
Gombe state Sector Commander FRSC, Ishaku Ibrahim, said the collaborative effort between FRSC and NEMA was yielding positive results in terms of reduction of road crashes.