As the 2015 forthcoming general election is fast approaching, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has assembled major stakeholders to map out blueprint towards a violence free election exercise in the country.?
The present reality and the tension that has so far emanated from the electioneering campaign activities between the political parties that are competing claims to the highest position, the presidency indeed has convincingly suggest the dire need to brace up our collective preparedness towards managing all forms of possible crisis/violence and the likely displacement of innocent Nigerians that could arise from the electoral contest.
In view of this, NEMA has organized 5-day Simulation exercise on Electoral violence, tagged “INGANTACHEN TSARO” held at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna.
The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Sani Sidi who was represented by the agency’s Director of Training Engr. Daniel Gambo at the opening ceremony of the exercise said “the idea is to sharpen responder’s level of preparedness to sharpen their skills to civil crisis whenever the need arises. It involved officials of rescue agencies, the Military, and paramilitary”.
Also speaking, the Commandant, AFCSC Jaji, Air Vice Marshall John Ifemeje said the exercise was to train the participants on the planning, preparations and conduct of operations aimed at
restoring normalcy during elections.
He however urged the participants to take the training seriously in order to? achieve the desired objectives.