Nigeria, November 23, 2015, (Blank NEWS Online) –
The Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Orientation and Social Development (SSA-OSD), Barr. Eugene Uzum has called on Deltans and residents in the state to be cautious of actions that could lead to fire outbreaks during the Harmattan period.
He appealed to the people to be more safety-conscious in order to avert fire disasters as a result of incessant bush burning, arsonists attacks, poor handling of electrical appliances, explosive and inflammable materials, among others.
Uzum, particularly expressed concerns over uncontrolled bush burning that could destroy the oil pipelines, which according to him, is an act of vandalization, hence it hinders the nation’s economic growth.
He said the Orientation and Social Development (SSA-OSD) office has already embarked on series of sensitization programmes and activities to educate the public on the dangers of fire outbreaks and its effects on lives and property.
He further called on the relevant agencies of government to sustain their proactive responses to distress calls.
In the same vein, Barr. Uzum has called on motorists plying the federal highways and state roads to become more careful by obeying road traffic rules, avoid drink-driving and excessive speed during the yultide, saying that lives lost cannot be regained.
While warning motorists to exercise caution during these ember months so as to avoid crashes, he disclosed thàt the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration had decided to embark on the construction and rehabilitation of roads in the state to ensure safer roads for lives and property.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Orientation and Social Development said his office had also been sponsoring jingle on the media on the need for motorists to obey traffic rules as well as avoidance of bush burning among others.
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