As part of our capacity building drive, SELL invited staff from the Nigerian Fire Service and the Nigerian Police Force to conscientise the both project and support staff on fire safety and security.
Speaking at the event the principal officer Fire safety Mr. Abdul A. Katagum highlighted the different types of fire fighting, classes of fire, causes and safety measures. He also stated that for one to tackle fire outbreak, he or she must understand what it means by fire scientific for there are fire outbreak that water cannot quench.
On his part, the Police public relation officer (PPRO) Ahmed Wakil called on the security officers to be always alert to the happenings within and around their work surroundings and avoid anything that may implicate them in the course of their duties. He also added that for one to protect others or properties he or she must first protect him/her self.
At the end of the presentations both speakers gave their recommendations for the safety and security of both human and physical facilities of SELL foundation.
SELL HOLDS THREE DAYS REVIEW WORKSHOP, STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT IN PANKSHIN, JALINGO, YOLA
In a bid to further community participation in the promotion of the protection of the Rights of Children, Prevention of Gender Based Violence and the promotion of peaceful coexistence in Pankshin, Jalingo and Yola communities, SELL foundation held a two days review workshop with key stakeholders in the above named communities.
Participants at the stakeholders’ engagement include Government top officials, Director of Social Welfare Services, Divisional Police Officer.
Other stakeholders present are representative of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jama'atul Nasril Islam (JNI), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Civil Society Organizations, Ministry of Justice, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), National Union of Women journalist (NAWOJ), Coordinator Civil society organization Against Child Trafficking (NACTAL), youth groups among others.
Stakeholders during the multi-sectoral stakeholders engagement in Jalingo, Taraba state have shared concerns over the recent increase in cases of Child trafficking and gender based violence in Taraba state and Nigeria at large.
Dr. Joseph Gimba (Ph.D) chairman Coalition of Civil Society Organizations also commended the effort of the SELL team and called on the team to create synergy with other relevant organizations that are concerned with the prevention of gender based violence to mainstream into different categories for implementation purposes. Dr. Joseph also called on the team to share their challenges with the stakeholders in respect to the implementation of activities in the State so as to proffer solutions together.
SELL FOUNDATION CALLS ON STAKEHOLDERS TO SUSTAIN ADVOCACY ON VAPP, CHILD PROTECTION LAWS IN ADAMAWA STATE.
The Sharing Education and Learning for Life Foundation has called on stakeholders in Yola, Adamawa state to sustain their efforts in ensuring the full implementation of the VAPP law in the state. This is to build on the gains already achieved in the state.
Speaking during the visit, Barrister Jamila Buba, Vice Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers, applauded SELL Foundation and other Civil Society Organizations who are in the forefront to see that the laws are domesticated and implemented in the state. She highlighted that the Child protection law has currently passed the second reading and will be opened for public hearing, while the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition (VAPP) law has also been assented to, and about to be gazette in the state. Barrister Jamila added that FIDA and other Civil Society Organizations are have worked tirelessly to popularize and simplify the law into local languages (Hausa and Fulfulde) for easy comprehension..
Similarly, the team visited the Youth chaplain Rev. Fr. Mugaga Damori to discuss SELL sustainability in Yola.