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2023: NEMA warns Nigerians on the impending flood



By Chike Ifedi

NIGERIANS have been cautioned of the impending flood disaster this year, even as stakeholders have been asked to brace up.

  Director – General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed, who gave the advice against the backdrop of 2023 seasoned climate predicted release, urged Nigerians to brace up and prepare to mitigate the impending flood disaster this year.

  According to prediction by Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMA), which indicated that there would be normal to above rainfall is some states predicted  the likelihood of flood in most states.

  Ahmed, who spoke during the International Disaster Management Executive Seminar for Nigerian Emergency Management Stakeholders, organised by NEMA, in conjunction with Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC), in Abuja, said it was necessary for state governments to support SEMA to be ready and also establish local emergency committee for grassroots operational participation.

  “The agency had already begun its preparedness against flooding or any form of disaster”

  “This year, I expect stakeholders, including the state government to ensure early preparedness and match words with action”

  The NEMA DG said the seminar was conceived to implore the capacity of disaster managers and specifically packaged to address common challenges in Nigeria with world class ideas.

  Meanwhile, spokesman of the facilitators, Prof. Leo Miles, said the five-day intense engagement covered every important and practical area of disaster management that would benefit the union. He urged participants to put the issues addressed to maximum use.  

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