We are ready for emergency response during, after polls in Lagos – NMA

WorldStage NewsOnline— As Nigerians prepare for the Saturday’s elections, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Lagos Chapter has announced its readiness for any emergency in case of crisis.

The NMA Chairman in Lagos, Dr Saliu Oseni, made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday.

He said the association had stimulated its members to be at alert for quick response in case there were casualties during the election periods both on Feb. 23 and March 9.

He, however, urged political candidates to shelve crisis and ensure that they carried out peaceful and smooth elections.

“Prevention is better than cure, is what we say; when you have crisis, we do not know the extent to which it can go.

“The setup of some general hospitals in Lagos always has provisions for crisis management, where you have mass casualties.

“However, we appeal to our politicians to have the election in a peaceful environment, putting into consideration the people they want to lead so that the people can be in safe hands.

“We also need the unity of the country at this point in time,’’ Oseni said.

He also urged individuals, especially the youth not to allow themselves to be used as thugs to foment crisis.

“People should cast their votes in a peaceful manner and leave the venue once they are done.

“Parents should also caution their children to stay away from crisis that can lead to injury,’’ Oseni said.

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