National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has partnered 82 Division Nigerian Army on emergency and disaster response and management issues in the South-East zone.
Acting Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Thickman Tanimu, said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, in Enugu.
He said that the visit was at the behest of the NEMA Director-General, Mr Mustapha Habib-Ahmed who, he stated, was desirous of keeping the agency’s age-long relationship with the army.
He noted that the visit, which also served as his familiarisation visit to the division, was meant to reawaken the long time relationship between the army and NEMA in the zone.
Tanimu requested for a focal officer from the division whom the agency could be relating with on any emergency response or disaster management situation in the zone.
The NEMA coordinator also requested for an update on NEMA’s excavator in the care of the army as well as access to water during emergencies.
Responding, the GOC thanked the NEMA director-general, zonal coordinator and his team for the visit.
He said that the army was always eager and ready to work with NEMA during disaster and emergency situations.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that highlights of the event were presentation of a plaque to the zonal coordinator by the GOC and a group photograph between the principal officers of the division and the NEMA team.