FROM = EVEREST EZIHE, Owerri
Considering the importance of safety in the overall development of a State and Nation, Imo state government under the leadership of Senator Hope Uzodimma has advanced plans to host 2 day Safety and Fire Summit this month, which will be the first of its kind since the creation of the state.
Prince Ugochukwu Nzekwe, the Special Adviser to Governor Uzodimma on Public Safety disclosed this in Owerri while briefing news men on activities and programs of his office as the Shared Prosperity and 3 R mantra administration recently rolled out the drums and celebrated her one year in office with pomp and pageantry.
Nzekwe who said that the state government has a passion of inculcating her populace on the need for them to be conscious of safety warranting the summit to be two days event that comes up between 27th and 28th of this month.
The maiden event which he gave the theme as – The Giant Strides of Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma will be held in Owerri at Eze- Imo Palace, Mbari and critical stakeholders on Public Safety and Fire have been detailed to be in attendance and proffers endearing solutions.
The SA further informed that the program which will be attended by gurus in public safety is being organized by Imo State Public Safety Office (IMPSO), Imo State Government Fire Service, in partnership with Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPO) and Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) UK- Nigeria Region.
He pointed out that the invites are excited about the summit as they include members of Nigeria Institute of Industrial Security (NIIS), private schools proprietors, the traditional rulers, members of the State Executive Council, Chairmen of the 27 Interim Management Committee (IMC), professional bodies, abbatoirs, market men and women as well as public and civil servants among others.
Nzekwe reiterated the need for precautionary safety as an antidote to good health and socioeconomic developments.