The chief security of the Catholic Diocese of Zaria, Rev. Fr. Timothy Mada Lele, and Rev. Fr. Nehemiah Nkom, the assistant parish priest of St. Mary’s parish, Samaru were among participants at the first Kaduna State Citizens Capacity building on security safety, emergency management and response mobilization training workshop.
The workshop which was held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Kongo Conference Suites ABU, Zaria had participants drawn from over seven Local Government Areas comprising Zaria Zone, private individuals among whom were Catholic Cadets of Zaria Diocese, as well as Officers of Civil Defence, Fire Service and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Participants were taught how to manage emergency situations like road, fire and domestic accidents; how to apply first aid before victims are taken to hospital; security consciousness among others. In an interview after the workshop, Rev. Fr. Timothy Mada who is the Parish Priest of St. Anthony, Dakace expressed happiness for attending the workshop. He affirmed its importance and hoped that the participants would put in practice what they were taught.
At the end of the workshop, participants were asked to begin sensitization on what was taught and avoid taking unnecessary risk. Presentation of certificates, safety kits, safety jackets, first aid box, a video CD containing safety management and security tips to the participants and a visit to the emir of Zazzau’s palace climaxed the workshop.
The training workshop was organized by the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in collaboration with Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Kaduna State and annuals consulting a strategy and development expert. Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Training Team facilitated the Training Workshop.
By Peter Orpin.