The Nigerian Red Cross Society has advocated for active participation of youth in voluntary activities as it begins a three-day training on first aid during emergencies for 45 members in Kaduna State.

The Society’s Branch Secretary, Sunday Awulu at the opening of the training in Kaduna said it is to equip the participants with knowledge on basic first aid to strengthen their capabilities in attending to emergencies.

The 45 participants were drawn from Chikun Local Government area of the state.

In his remarks, one of the trainers Stanley Effiong explained the importance of first aid response in emergency, saying it was necessary to save lives without discrimination, adding that first aid response helps to buy time for causalities before they get secondary assistance.

On his part, , the State Chairman of the Society, Sunday Oibe, called on the participants to utilize the opportunity and make good use of the training so as to become source of help to their families and immediate community.