Thursday, May 4, 2017

Engr Agbili Martin and One other emerge as winners of NFPAWA Risk Management Essay Competition

Two winners have emerged in the risk management writing contest put together by the National Fire Prevention Awareness and Advocacy (NFPAWA), a life, fire safety and security risk management organisation, for safety experts.

The novel competition in Nigeria and West Africa is according to NFPAWA, an initiative geared towards developing capacity in security, fire and safety risk management as well as part of programmes line up for the forthcoming risk management conference by the organisation.

The winners, Martin Agbili and  Jonathan Mariga wrote on  scientific guide and accepted methodology for fire and explosion investigation as well as  accepted standards, benchmarks and mitigative measures for information communications  technology, telecoms and other critical facilities and infrastructure.

 Their win came after thorough and careful screening from industry experts who singled out their works amidst other entries.

As part of the prizes for the competition, the two winners will be attending the   certification program for free from May 9-12 at the Oriental Hotels, Lagos. The programme is worth N250,000. In addition, winners will be privileged to meet with global experts in the field as they are availed new depths, orientation and insights which will guide them.

Engr  Martin Agbili, a  senior service officer in Anambra State Fire Service, commended the organisation on the initiative as well as the rare opportunity given him to partake in the conference.
“This is a rare privilege given practising and aspiring emergency services professionals, security consultants and risk managers  and I am happy to be part of  this being the  first of its kind in Nigeria and West Africa at large. Thank you NFPAWA for counting me worthy to attend the forthcoming conference,” 
The conference themed ‘Sustainable Macro Economic Development: The Safety Perspectives’ will draw attention to operational risks management with focus on health, life and environmental safety while also addressing issues of professionalism across all business sectors and government institutions. 

The four -day event will draw eight leading risks consultants from the USA and South Africa who will network with and share knowledge while educating risk professionals, including architects, construction engineers, emergency response personnel  accident investigators and others, the  modern trends, standards and bench marks to assess, control and mitigate risks both at the home and workplace.


Engr. Martin Agbili  popularly called AGILITY is an Electrical/Safety Engineer. Presently, he is a Senior Fire Officer in Anambra State Fire Service with 20 years experience in fire fighting and fire safety. 

He is in charge of training/fire prevention/sensitization in Anambra State Fire Service, Nigeria. 

He is presently, the Chairman of Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE), Awka Chapter. and also the PRO of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Awka Branch. He also serve as the Technical Secretary of the Nigerian Institution of Electrical Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), Awka Chapter. 

In addition, he is the Secretary General of Firemen Welfare Association of Nigeria (FMWAN) and a FIRE SAFETY MANAGEMENT Consultant. 

He has authored two books on Fire (first of its kind in Nigeria) and have published papers and articles in journal and many platforms (both printed and online) including on this platform where he regularly educate us about Fire prevention in the community. 

Engr Martin use every waking opportunity to educate and enlighten about fire and safety.  He belongs to many Professional Bodies which are:
*Fire Protection Association of Nigeria (FPAN)
*National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
*The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
*International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF)
*International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
*International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
*Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)
*Institute of French Petroleum (IFP)
*Institute of Safety Professional of Nigeria (ISPON)
*The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE)
*The Nigerian Institution of Electrical Electronics Engineers (NIEEE)
*Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

He can be reached at the Anambra State Fire Sevice, Hqrts, Awka.
Facebook: Agbili Martin Agility
LinkedIn: Engr Martin Agbili
Twitter: @Agilitymartin

From us at @myengineers , we congratulate you. Keep the flag flying!!!


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