By Mohammed Kandi
In a bid to boost safety measures for swift response to emergencies at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has positioned an emergency Response Intervention Vehicle (RIV) and Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulance at the airport.
While commissioning the emergency response equipment at the airport, Director-General of NEMA Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, said the deployment was in line with the agency’s commitment to promote efficiency in disaster management in the country.
In a statement by Manzo Ezekiel, a Senior Information Officer in the agency, the DG said “it was also in furtherance to the collaboration between NEMA and stakeholders in the aviation sector for greater safety in the airports and its environs.”
Represented by the Deputy Director Search and Rescue Department of NEMA, Mr. Vincent Owan, Sani Sidi said the newly acquired equipment packed with necessary accessories would be jointly operated by officials of NEMA and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The DG, who promised that the agency would ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle, also informed that arrangement have been made to train operators on the use of the RIV and MICU respectively. n his remarks, the Managing Director of FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma , represented by the organisation’s General Manager North Central, Oluwole Osituyo, applauded NEMA for deploying the equipment that would boost activities of Aerodrome Rescue Fire Fighting Services.