By Augustine Ehikioya
To expose female troops to the essentials of fire prevention, the Nigerian Army Women’s Corps (NAWC) has organized a 2 day seminar.
The seminar is also to facilitate management and refresh their consciousness on the impact of fire disaster.
The special guest of honour at the seminar held at the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare School’s (NACWS) auditorium in Giri, Abuja, is Brigadier General Adewale Adetoba, who is the Commandant of NACWS.
Declaring the seminar open, the Commandant reiterated that the “changing dynamics of the NA operations in the present era is that the female personnel cannot be left out in all ramifications as they are vital to the attainment of all NA operational engagements.”
According to him, the capabilities of the female personnel need to be strengthened in order to provide the needed support in all military endeavours.
General Adetoba also charged the participants to imbibe the maintenance culture of the firefighting equipment located in their various offices and accommodations.
Speaking earlier, the Acting Commander NAWC, Colonel Emmanuel Adamu, said the lecture was aimed at educating participants on how to “avoid fires and fire related incidents, create awareness on fire safety as well as their common causes and to inform participants of their personal responsibility towards fire safety during emergency situations.”
He thanked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya for providing the resources to host the seminar in the face of competing demands and scarce resources.
The participants were tutored on Nature/Causes of Fire, Classification of Fire, Fire Extinguishing Methods, Fire Prevention and Protection, Evacuation Procedures, Good Housekeeping, Use of Fire Equipment amongst others.
In attendance were the Chief of Staff, NAWC, Colonel TA Akinbo, the Acting Coordinator, 1 Women Special Operations Battalion (1WSOB), Major RS Agwai, the Acting CO Admin Battalion, Captain OS Badewole and other staff officers of the Corps.
Others were from Nigerian Army Aviation (NAV), Land Forces Simulation Centre Nigeria (LFSCN), Nigerian Army Farm and Ranches Ltd (NAFARL) and Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare School (NACWS).