RESIDENTS IN THE STATE OF OSUN URGED TO AVOID OUTBREAK OF FIRE DURING THIS HARMATTAN

The people resident in the State of Osun have been enjoined to avoid all forms of activities that may cause environmental hazards such as fire outbreak in the state, especially during this harmattan period.

This was contained in a press release signed by the General Manager, Osun State Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA), TPL Oluyemi Olanipekun Olarewaju as the dry season approaches. According to him, the warning is necessary because prevention is always better than cure.

TPL Olarewaju further listed the factors that may cause such hazards which includes: incessant busy burning by farmers and hunters, carelessness in handling electrical appliances at home and offices, unused electrical equipment while should be unplugged when users are not at home or office, the General Manager warned.

Also in the release, both private and commercial drivers were advised to exercise caution while driving very early in the morning due to the cloudy atmosphere that usually accompany harmattan season.

Olarewaju then advised motorists to avoid keeping fuel in jerricans or containers vehicles and also ensure that their headlight are on while driving for clear vision to avoid road accidents.