Get ready to mitigate against 2023 flood – NEMA urge stakeholders
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 30, 2023
The Director General National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Habib Ahmed has advised stakeholders to brace up and prepare to mitigate against the likelihood of flood this year.
He gave the advice against the backdrop of the 2023 Seasonal Climate Prediction released last week by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), which indicated that there will be normal to above-normal rainfall in some states this year.
Guardian reports that the NEMA DG who spoke in Abuja at the weekend with the hindsight of last year’s flood that devastated many communities across the states said it was imperative for States Governments to support their own Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs) to be operationally ready and also establish Local Emergency Committees (LEMCs) for grassroots participation in disaster management.