Nigeria: NEMA Calls On Response Agencies To Educate IDP’s On Measures To Prevent Floods

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Following the recent prediction of possible flooding across the country, Director General NEMA AVM Muhammadu Muhammed retired has called on response agencies and other stakeholders to ensure preparedness and activate mitigation efforts by educating the general public on effects of floods and how to respond to flood disaster.

This was contains in a statement signed and issued to Dandal Kura Radio International by the Principal Information Officer NEMA North East Abdulkadir Ibrahim in Maiduguri .

The statement says as a result of the Early warning alert by NEMA, Officials of NEMA North East zonal office led by the Acting Zonal coordinator.

Ishaya Isah Chonoko were in various IDP camps and host communities within Maiduguri to enlighten Internally Displaced persons IDPs on preventive measures to avoid flooding.

Other stakeholders present at the sensitization exercise include officials of Borno state Emergency Management Agency,BOSEMA Ministry of Environment, Borno state Environmental protection Agency BOSEPA, and Nigerian Red Cross Society.

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