Ogun State Government has stated the need to pay attention to necessary precautions towards ensuring the safety of its workforce in the discharge of their duties.
Commissioner for Rural Development, Engr. Taiwo Oludotun said this while speaking at the official opening of a 5-day training programme titled, “Ogun RAAMP Safeguard Capacity Building Training” organised by Ogun State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), at the Ministry’s Conference Hall, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta.
Oludotun explained that the training would provide an avenue for participants to apply first aid treatment in case of an emergency at workplaces, such as treatment for injured persons or accident victims for protection against further injury, give comfort and emotional support to an injured person, confidence to know what to do in health emergency without risk to others and oneself, among others.
”First Aid provision is a vital requirement in every organisation, particularly in a ministry like ours. A quick and timely response can save lives and prevent life deformity. The government considers this safety training as a very important responsibility on their side to all staff”, he said.
In his welcome address, the Acting State Project Coordinator, Ogun RAAMP Engr. Muritala Adekunle, thanked the State Governor for the opportunity to host the programme at this crucial time, saying the World Bank has advised to work on issues relating to environmental and social safeguards.
While pointing out the essence of the training, Adekunle stated that the lives of the people and environment should not be endangered in the process of providing physical infrastructures.
Speaking earlier, the resource person who is also the Disaster Manager, Red Cross Society, Mr. Fasanranti Bayo, said the roles of First Aider is to deal with an emergency with skill and techniques, saying it is the initial assistance given to the injured person or someone who suddenly took ill before Medical treatment.
He urged the participants not to panic, have confidence and give a word of encouragement to the injured person.
Press Officer, Ministry of Rural Development.