by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna
As the harmattan season is fast approaching (or is already here), the Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mallam Abubakar Hassan, has urged people of the state to be sensitive to disasters and prevent any action that could lead to destruction of property, lives and environment.
The secretary also disclosed that the agency will embark on serious media campaigns to prevent dry season disasters in the state.
He reiterated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Kaduna State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists recently.
According to him, the harmattan season usually comes along with peculiar disasters such as fire outbreaks due to improper use of domestic gas, bush-burning and the use of charcoal.
Mallam Hassan said the visit to the NUJ state council was to rekindle the long-standing relationship between the agency and journalists.
Responding, state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Adamu Yusuf, commended the agency for recognizing media practitioners in the state as partners in community service
NUJ chairman reiterated that journalists, especially in Kaduna, are dependable allies in any attempt to curb disasters because of their experiences and selflessness in service to humanity, and assured the agency of the union’s support in all its activities.