Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the weekend donated a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulance to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to strengthen its operation in the FCT.
This is contained in a statement signed byManzu, Ezekiel, Press Officer of the agency and made available to the medoa on Sunday, in Abuja.
It explained that the Director-General of NEMA, Sanni Sidi, said that delivering the ambulance to the FRSC was in line with the roles of NEMA to facilitate support for response agencies.
Sidi said that the gesture was also in furtherance to its mandate on coordinating disaster across the country.
The statement noted that the newly acquired MICU ambulance was well equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities that were capable of providing emergency care to patients on transit to the hospitals.
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It said the ambulance was presented to the FRSC by Air Commodore Charles Otegbe, Director, Search and Rescue, of the agency, who represented Sidi.
Responding to the gesture, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, expressed appreciation to NEMA for the assistance.
It stated that Oyeyemi was represented by Adei Abu, the Deputy Corps Marshal, Operation, of the commission.
NEMA had recently presented one unit each of the MICU ambulances to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigerian Red Cross Society.
It added that Sidi promised that under his leadership, the agency would continue to build synergy among the stakeholders, sustain human capacity development and facilitate the necessary tools for efficient and effective management of disasters.
“More attention would be given to the promotion of disaster risk reduction, awareness creation and effective coordination of resources required for dealing with emergency situations.”
President Goodluck Jonathan recently approved the reappointment of Sidi for a second term as contained in a letter from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).