FG holds international workshop on chemical weapons

Posted by News Express | 29 October 2016 | 2,393 times

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An international workshop on Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons will hold from Monday, October 31, to Friday, November 4, 2016, at the ECOWAS Secretariat Asokoro, Abuja.  The workshop is organised by the Political and Economic Affairs Department, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) in conjunction with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Hague, Netherlands.

A statement issued in Abuja on Friday and signed by OSGF Director (Press) Bolaji Adebiyi said: “A team of Experts from OPCW will participate at the workshop as resource persons while participants are drawn amongst critical stakeholders in both the public and private sectors in Nigeria.  The workshop will focus on issues that seek to identify toxic threats and hazards; support the development of national chemical risk assessment reports; identify gaps based on the audit of country’s current capabilities and identify standards to be achieved in assistance and protection; and finally, assist in the development of a counter chemical threats capability as basis for a National Protection Programme.”

•Photo shows SGF Babachir Lawal.

Source: News Express

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