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NEMA tasks residents in flood plains on positive attitude

Ahmed Habib

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on people living in flood prone areas to have a change of attitude towards the environment to minimise the negative impacts of floods. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Mr Justin Uwazuruonue, Head, Abuja Area Operation Office of NEMA, made the call in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday, September ...

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We are ready for predicted flooding – South-South states

Yenagoa

The Edo State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has made adequate arrangements to mitigate flooding in the state as the year runs out. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Director of SEMA, Mrs Carol Odion, stated this in Benin City, the state capital while answering questions during a survey on preparedness of South-South states for predicted 2021 flooding. Odion said ...

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Residents in flood prone areas say nowhere to relocate

Flood in Niger State

Some residents living in flood-prone areas of Kaduna State say they will not relocate as they had nowhere to go in spite of predicted increase in flooding. A flooded community in Niger State One of them, Mrs Anna Okolie, said during a survey on preparedness for predicted flooding, that her family members decided to stay because they had invested a ...

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NEMA, stakeholders engage in flood mitigating actions in South-East

Anambra flood

Environment stakeholders have embarked on flood mitigating actions and public education on adequate preparation to forestall the negative effects of flooding in Nigeria’s South-East region. Flooding in Anambra State In Enugu State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has embarked on massive sensitisation in local governments on need to build temporary shelter camps in flood prone communities. The ...

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North-East stakeholders express readiness to tackle flooding

Yola flood

Stakeholders from the North-East region in Nigeria have expressed readiness to combat predicted incidents of flooding as the year gradually begins its last lap. Flooding in Yola Some of the stakeholders have also proffered strategic solutions towards mitigating flooding now and in the future. Dr Abubakar Gabarin, Head of Operations, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (BASEMA), said the agency had ...

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Fuel spillage: NEMA restricts movement around Lagos communities

Lagos fuel spillage

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has restricted movement around Ikotun and Igando areas of Lagos State, following a spillage of petrol from  a ruptured pipeline in the area. A fire fighting truck stationed in Ikotun area of Lagos on Friday, following fuel spillage from ruptured pipeline The  pipeline leakage was purportedly from activities of vandals. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, ...

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2021 Floods: NEMA calls for stakeholders’ effective response

Yenagoa

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on stakeholders to work together to strengthen community resilience and response to floods in the country. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Mr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, NEMA, made the call at a National Consultative Workshop on 2021 Flood Preparedness, Mitigation and Response, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Abuja. Ahmed said that the ...

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Govt should fund NEMA for research-based disaster management – Don

Ahmed Habib

A lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Christian Madu, has called for proper funding of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to enable it to meet its mandate. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Madu, a professor of Environmental Management and Control, made the call in an interview in Enugu on Friday, August 13, ...

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Flood: NEMA releases disaster management report, harps on early action

Ahmed Habib

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday, July 1 released its 2021 Disaster Risk Management Implications Report (DRM) to guide effective and timely management of flood and associated hazards in the country. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib The Director-General of the agency, Mr Ahmed Habib, while presenting the document in Abuja, said the report would ...

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NEMA urges South-East residents to plant trees to check erosion

Erosion Anambra State

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged residents of the South-East to plant trees to checkmate the menace of erosion within the zone. Erosion site in Idemili, Anambra State The South-East Coordinator of NEMA, Mr James Eze, gave the advice in Enugu, Enugu State, on Friday, June 4, 2021. Eze spoke against the background of World Environment Day held ...

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