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ECRMI To Educate Nigerians On How to Mitigate Emergencies, Stay Safe

The Emergency, Crisis & Disaster Risk Management Institute (ECRMI) will empower and educate Nigerians with strategic action points that are practicable and useful to avert losses of any kind that may arise during future emergencies or disaster.

Scene from one of the practical sessions of ECRMI

The agency will facilitate this during its 2nd Annual Special Emergency Preparedness Summit where the theme: “Get Prepared, Emergencies Can Happen Anytime” will be discussed.

According to the organizers, the event is a national initiative set to bolster the state of preparedness of Nigerians toward unforeseen emergencies and disasters by promoting the knowledge of the measures to be taken before, during and after emergencies.

“Being prepared is the best way to make sure you come through a disaster safely and well”, they noted.

The Emergency Preparedness Summit is a 2-day event, holding on the 21st till 22nd of October, 2020. The organizer noted that the event will feature a host of other activities that include Conferment of Fellowship, Emergency Ambassadors Awards and Induction Ceremony for New Members and Volunteers of the body.

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Organizers opined that the summit is targeted at First Responders, HSE Practitioners, Para-Military, First Responders, Academia, Medical/healthcare practitioner, Business Continuity Planning Managers, Risk Managers and much more as related to disaster and risk management.

Prof. Ken Ife, International Consultant to ECOWAS World Bank; Dr Richard Gordon, Director Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre UK; Prof. Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis & Disaster; and Prof. Abdulsalem Nasidi OON, former Director-General NCDC are among those lined up as speakers for the day.

Conclusively, organizers disclosed that Members of ECRMI will pay a sum of #20000 as participation fee, while non-Member will pay #30000. They added that there are financial plans that accommodate Corporate Nominations.

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