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Kaduna pupils receive training on flood management

16 October 2015, 17:52Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has taken its awareness programme on floods to schoolchildren in Kaduna State as part of avert losses.

Speaking during such a programme for the first batch of students in Kaduna, the agency's North West Coordinator, Musa Ilallah, pointed out children were the most vulnerable group to flooding hence the need to educate them on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Ilallah added that the essence of the programme was to inculcate the culture of DRR in the hearts and minds of the children and offer  them basic tips on personal safety within and outside the school.

Also Read: Delta seeks for support from FG, NEMA to tackle flooding

“Among the numerous objectives of this workshop are to educate school children on disaster risk identification and reduction techniques," said Ilallah.

"Children are the most vulnerable group in the society and this therefore underscores the need for us to focus our attention on children with a view to develop their capacity so that they can competently mitigate the impact of disasters."

He highlighted the importance to conform to the United Nations character's paradigm shift from disaster relief to disaster risk reduction.

"This we cannot ignore or downplay,” Ilallah said.



- CAJ News


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