MINISTRY TO BOOST PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND TRAFFIC RULES

((4th left) Director of State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, (middle) the State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Bolanle Olukoju and other top officials of the State Fire Service during the visit)


...as Olukoju visits Kwara State Fire Service and KWARTMA


 The Kwara State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Bolanle Olukoju, has expressed her ministry's readiness to forge a robust partnership aimed at enhancing public awareness about the crucial activities of state-owned security agencies.

Olukoju expressed this commitment during an official visit to the Kwara State Fire Service (KWSFS) as well as the Kwara State Road and Transport Management Agency (KWARTMA) Headquarters in Ilorin, the State Capital.

Olukoju engaged in fruitful discussions with the heads of both government agencies, exploring avenues for joint initiatives to educate the public, about their respective functions.

Emphasizing on the importance of transparent communication, Olukoju affirmed that her ministry would adequately disseminate the agencies' activities to the public, using both electronic and print media.

"We are keen on strengthening the channels of communication between your agencies and the public, by ensuring understanding and awareness, we will be contributing immensely to safer communities and more informed citizens," she stated.

She however disclosed the areas the agencies will be collaborating on, including; "Public sensitization campaigns your activities and emergency response and traffic rules, using various communication channels such as social media, mass media, and public orientation. For instance, you will be invited to make appearances on Network Kwara, the Ministy's sponsored TV Programme on KwaraTv, to enable you further inform the general public about your activities"

Addressing the purpose of the partnership, Olukoju said "it is aimed at making the general public aware of the functions of the Fire Service and KWARTMA, to ensure that Kwarans are well-informed about emergency response measures, especially during the harmattan season and traffic information, particularly due to the massive ongoing road construction within the state.

((2nd right) The State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Bolanle Olukoju (middle) Acting Managing Director of KWARTMA, CRTO AbdulHakeem Adegboye during the visit to KWARTMA office)

Responding, the Director of State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, appreciated the Commissioner for the visit and assured her of the agency's readiness to key into the partnership extended to them.

In the same vein, the Acting Managing Director of KWARTMA, CRTO AbdulHakeem Adegboye, thanked the Commissioner for the visit while also highlighting areas of the Agency's strengths and where government's supports are needed.


Ahmed, Abeeb Oredunni
Press Secretary, 
KWMOC

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