Nigerian Red Cross society, Kano state branch has trained youths in 39 local government areas of the state in basic emergency response on the high ways, with a view to mitigating deaths resulting from road traffic accidents in the state.
Executive Secretary, Kano Red Cross society, Alhaji Musa D. Abdullahi disclosed this yesterday while rounding up a three-day training of 25 youths at Kwanan Dawaki area of Kumbotso local government.
He said the programme was aimed at building the capacity of youths in local communities to be able to respond to emergency situations on the high-ways so as to assist the victims and save lives.
“We are actually building the capacity and preparing our volunteers in case of emergencies so that if there are accidents even along the roads in the communities, or there is communal crisis these volunteers could help and give first aid treatment to the victims before they are taken to the hospital, because if there is an emergency and somebody is bleeding severely, this person can lost his life, but if we have this kind of structure at hand in the local communities lives could be saved” he said.
He added that the trainees would be equipped with first aid response kits at the end of at the end of the training.
The Chairman National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Kwanan Dawaki motor park, Alhaji Danladi Baba commended the society for the gesture, assuring that the skills acquired by members of the union would be put to use to save lives in events of emergency.
Most of the youths trained are commercial drivers drawn from the communities in Kumbotso local government area.