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Don seeks legislations to mitigate disasters

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A professor of Public Health at the University of Ilorin, Gordon Kayode Osagbemi, has canvassed prompt enactment of relevant statutes to regulate anti-human behaviour that could drastically reduce society’s vulnerability to disasters.

According to the don, who yesterday delivered the 182nd Inaugural Lecture of the institution, the main disasters in Nigeria are floods, drought, oil spills, bush fires, massive road traffic accidents (RTAs), plane crashes, boat mishaps, ethno-religious clashes, explosions and wars.

In the lecture, entitled “Disasters and Public Health Emergencies – Proper Prior Preparations Prevent Poor Performance.”

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