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Friday, February 28, 2020

THE RELEVANCE OF FIRE SERVICE AS A SECURITY AGENCY (4)

FOR PROTECTION OF NATIONAL ECONOMY   In the last edition, the highlight on the past efforts of the Fire Protection Association of Nigeria was rested on their recommendation that fire safety responsibility is extended to the Local Government. The responsibility for fire prevention and control was said to be that of the state fire services. It was also included in the...

Environment stakeholders call for synergy on environmental impact assessment practice

Stakeholders in the environment sector have called for synergy to avoid disproportionate environmental impact assessment (EIA). They made the call at the 5th Charlie Wolf Symposium with the theme: “Learning from the UK Impact Assessment Journey” held in Abuja on Friday. Mrs Hadiza Mailafiya, Former Minister of Environment, and chairman of the event said there was the need for teamwork in...

Avoid Leaving Electric Gadgets On, Making Calls In Kitchen – Expert Warns

Mr Sunday Akanji, a leading Firefighter with the Oyo State Fire Service on Sunday,  urged people to ensure they switched off electric gadgets in their houses before going out to avoid fire outbreaks. Akanji gave the advice at an interactive programme organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mount Cathedral, Bolumole, in Ibadan. He said part of the causes of...

Curbing the spate of gas explosions in Nigeria

Nigeria targets the deepening of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) usage in the country, eying as much as five million metric tonnes consumption per annum by 2023. In its bid to actualise the target, the government has promised to continue to support the LPG industry with fiscal policies and incentives. But with the desire to deepen usage in the country is another...

The relevance of Fire Safety in Security of National Economy (3)

Past efforts of fire protection association of Nigeria episode Having identified public Fire Service as an essential organ and the basis of fire protection in public fire safety, a delegation of the Association from Lagos, in 1982 traveled to Maiduguri to meet with the Chief Fire Officers of the Federation at their Conference in Maiduguri that year, to formally...

Relevance of Fire Safety in Security of National Economy (2)

By Dominic Aigbogun To secure safety, all hands must be on deck. Safety is a collective responsibility in which every person shoulders a responsibility and has obligation to obey its rules and regulations. In a corporate body, management, by Government regulation, shoulders overall responsibility to set the standard and make adequate provisions for safety through a safety policy relevant to...

Running One Marathon Can Add 4 Years To Your Life

While more studies will need to be carried out to examine for sure if hypertensive patients and those with higher arterial stiffness can also gain from periodic marathon running even as first timers, this initial study, Manisty said, proves the theory right.

THROWBACK: Those who came out from 1980 NISCN Conference are ISPON’s founders – Aigbogun

Dominic Aigbogun
Pa Dominic Aigbogun is a founding father and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the defunct Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP). He is currently a Member of the Governing Board of Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), which succeeded NISP. A Life Member of the institute, Pa Aigbogun gives detailed insight into the formation...

Fire Service: An Internal Security Agency for Security of National Economy (1)

  By Dominic Aigbogun Encouraged by the wholehearted support of the President of Fire Protection Association of Nigeria, Mr Oluremi Olowude, OON; the Executive Vice Chairman of Industrial and General Insurance Plc.; and the current President of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), it became necessary and in fact obligatory, in pursuance of the cardinal objectives of Fire Protection Association of Nigeria...

Ways to Identify Classroom Hazards

A safe classroom for learning
School managers will agree to the fact that ensuring children in their care are not rushed home or to the hospital from school as a result of unavoidable accidents is one important responsibility they have aside from the education they offer. Keeping these children safe involves education, supervision, and safe environment. With a safe environment being the most crucial. A...

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