The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Wednesday, began a two-week intensive programme tagged, Operation Eagle Eye, in Imo State in readiness for emergencies during the yuletide.

The Head, Imo/ Abia Operations Office, NEMA, Ifeanyi Nnaji, said the
programme would check road traffic abuse as well as reduce emergency
risks in the state.

He said NEMA was partnering the Federal Road Safety Commission,
Nigerian Red Cross Society and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence
Corps to implement the programme.

Meanwhile, Nnaji raised the alarm over indiscriminate use of fireworks
and urged the state government to enforce the ban on them.

The Zonal Commander, Zone J, Federal Fire Service, Ijeoma Achi, said
the exercise would successfully raise the consciousness of the populace
about activities that could trigger emergencies.

She gave an assurance of the readiness of personnel of the Federal Fire
Service in attending swiftly to fire outbreaks.

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