The Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission in Osun State, Chief Lere Oyewumi has said that the Federal government must establish a curriculum that will teach pupils how to act during emergencies.
Oyewumi said this during a lecture the commission organised to commemorate the World 2015 Population Day.
“I want the government to include the teaching of how to respond to emergencies, starting from primary schools. Emergencies occur daily, but most Nigerians do not know how to respond to them and this is causing the nation to lose many lives.
“Parents need to teach their children how to prevent disasters especially fire disaster and how kids should react in case of fire outbreaks. Schools should also inculcate this in pupils so that we can have a country of people who know how to respond to emergencies.
On census, he said the commission was ready to conduct credible poll but noted that the process would start only after the President had issued a proclamation to that effect.
“We are determined to conduct a very reliable census in 2016 and we will deploy technology and involve knowledgeable people in the academics to achieve this.”