MINSK, 26 October (BelTA) – The Federal Fire Service of Nigeria is interested in getting the Civil Protection University of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry to train more specialists for the Nigerian agency. Controller General of the Federal Fire Service of Nigeria Ibrahim Liman said so as he met with Belarusian Deputy Emergencies Minister Andrei Yurzhits, the Emergencies Ministry press service told BelTA.
A delegation of the Federal Fire Service of Nigeria has arrived in Belarus to study the Belarusian experience of training specialists for foreign rescue agencies. The delegation visited the Emergencies Ministry's Civil Protection University on 26 October. The sides discussed prospects of Belarus-Nigeria cooperation in the joint training of Nigerian specialists at premises of an educational institution of the Federal Fire Service of Nigeria. Consulting for the sake of forming Nigeria's legal base on the operation of the firefighting service was discussed as well as other aspects of cooperation between Belarusian and Nigerian agencies.
The Belarusian side reaffirmed the friendly nature of interaction and assured the partners of the readiness to provide methodological aid with developing the Nigerian legislation on preventing emergencies and alleviating consequences of emergencies.
While in Belarus the delegation intends to examine educational capabilities and the physical infrastructure of the Institute for Retraining and Professional Development of the Emergencies Ministry's Civil Protection University and of the Minsk city branch of the Emergencies Ministry.
Eight Nigerian specialists have been trained in Belarus since 2003 at expense of the International Civil Defense Organization and 60 people have received military medicine training at the Belarusian physical training and sport society Dynamo. Apart from that, 20 Nigerian specialists took courses in the Institute for Retraining and Professional Development in May 2021. The courses focused on operating compressed air devices, investigating fires, carrying out emergency response and rescue work in emergency areas, responding to chemical accidents, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents. The Institute for Retraining and Professional Development offered courses on rescue work in high-rise buildings