Kogi Gov’ship: Red Cross Deploys 90 Emergency First Aid Teams

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Ahead of Kogi governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 11, the Nigeria Red Cross (NRC) has deployed 90 first aid teams to all the 21 local government areas in the state.

The state NRC Branch Secretary, Comrade Danjuma Ahmed Usman who disclosed this on Thursday in Lokoja.

Danjuma said the deployment was part of its efforts to take care of emergency cases during the coming governorship election holding in the state.

He said the deployed 90 Emergency First Aid Teams have been instructed to take of the aged, physically challenged and any other emergency situation in election day.

According to him, the move is part of the activities in preparation for response in case there will be crisis during the election .

The Branch Secretary explained that 300 metres away to polling units. Identified flash points.

He said the members of the teams are mostly volunteers who have been equipped with life saving techniques, administration of first aid and evacuation of victims to health facilities.

Usman said the teams are said spread across the state, saying that the teams comprised of 15 volunteers in 6 groups.

He said the teams have been instructed to stay 300 metres away to polling units, saying that ate to promptly respond to emergencies in any part of the state.

Usman said the NRC had ahead of the election identified flash points, saying that adequate preparations have been in place to cover the flash points.

The NRC Branch Secretary said the organisation had before this time carried out advocacy’s to Nigerian police, DSS, media, Federal University Teaching Hospital in Lokoja and some selected Health facilities.

He said the purpose was for the hospitals to treat victims of major injuries.

“The Media engagement is to let the world know of what we are doing before, during and after this election.

“The success of this election lies in the hands of all the actors if they play their part properly .

“We have sensitized our youths on some of the electoral violations and that they should not be used to disrupt the Election,” he said.

He then appealed to political parties, candidates and supporters to allow for a peaceful conduct of the election.

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