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SEMA sensitises community on fire, flood management in Kaduna

Flooding

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) with support of an NGO, Christian Aid, on Monday, February 4, 2019 sensitised a community in the state on appropriate response during fire and flood emergencies. A flood ravaged community During the event held within Bashama community in Kaduna, Executive Secretary of the agency, Ben Kure, said the aim was to develop local disaster ...

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Extreme weather events affected 60m people in Nigeria, others in 2018

Flood in Japan

Earthquakes and tsunamis accounted for the majority of the 10,373 lives lost in disasters last year while extreme weather events accounted for most of 61.7 million people affected by natural hazards, according to analysis of 281 events recorded by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) in its EM-DAT (International Disaster Database). Flooding in Japan With 3,938,204 ...

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NEMA seeks partnership on disaster management

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has sought partnership with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on disaster control and management. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr. Eugene Yenlong, NEMA North Central Zonal Manager, called for the collaboration on Thursday, January 24, 2019 when he paid a familiarisation visit to the NAN office in Jos, Plateau State. He described the ...

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NEMA reviews National Contingency Plan to tackle climate change, complex emergencies

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is currently reviewing the National Contingency Plan (NCP) to effectively tackle issues of climate change and complex emergencies. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Director General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, said this on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Enugu in an address at the national workshop on the review of the NCP. ...

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Agency to disburse N200m to 2018 flood-ravaged communities in Kogi

Nigeria flood

Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) says it will soon disburse about N200 million to support communities in nine Local Government Areas of the state ravaged by flood water in 2018. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP ...

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Emergency management: NEMA seeks collaboration of stakeholders

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday, January 11, 2019 called for collaboration with stakeholders in the South-South region for effective emergency management of the area. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr Ibarakumo Walson, the New South-South Zonal Coordinator, NEMA, made the call during the official handing over ceremony by the outgoing coordinator in Port Harcourt, Mr Ejike Martins. ...

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Government tasked on disaster risk management

Mustapha Maihaja

Nigeria will have the best policy on disaster risk management if the validated National Disaster Risk Management (NDRM) policy is effectively implemented. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr Seth Vordzorgbe, the Project Technical Adviser (UN Development Programme) to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said this at the closing of a two-day workshop on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Lagos. The ...

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Government, UNDP validate National Disaster Risk Management Policy

Nigeria flood

The Federal Government in collaboration with UN Development Programme (UNDP) and other stakeholders is seeking to validate the National Disaster Risk Management Policy (NDMP) to effectively manage emergencies and disasters in the country.  Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP ...

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Institute urges Nigerians to be educated on disaster management

Mustapha Maihaja

Registrar, Institute of Disaster Management and Safety Science (IDMSS), Mr Ochagwuba Edwin, says Nigerians need specialised education to ensure   meaningful improvement for response to disaster management and security. Edwin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday, November 29, 2018 while speaking during the institute’s 2018 Induction and Award Ceremony. He ...

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Flood: NEMA to conduct post-disaster damage assessment

Mustapha Maihaja

Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 assured that the Federal Government would soon deploy post-disaster damage assessment teams to states impacted by flood. Maihaja gave the assurance while monitoring the distribution of relief items sent by NEMA to flood victims at Alaka Grammar School, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta ...

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