Members of Red Cross cleaning the environment.
‘We give the day a recognition by organising the sanitation exercise as part of risk reduction’
By Ahmed Ahmed
The Nigeria Red Cross, Bauchi Office, has sought the support of the Bauchi State government and individuals on disaster management and risk reduction in the state.
Mr. Hassan Yahaya, the disaster management officer, Red Cross, Bauchi office, made the appeal in an interview with journalists on 2023 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bauchi.
He explained that October 13 of every year the global community celebrates the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
“That gives opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made towards reducing disaster risk and losses in lives.
“Livelihoods and health remind the world that disaster risk is man-made,” he said.
According to him, “October 13 was Friday. It was a short day. So we decided to mark the day today Saturday by clearing drainages, refuse and removing grasess that cover roads.
“We give the day a recognition by organising the sanitation exercise as part of risk reduction,” Yahaya said.
The disaster management officer urged the government, individuals, private agencies, non-governmental organisations and the media to support the Red Cross in its mission of disaster management and risk reduction.