Public Relations Division
The management of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has upgraded the Press unit to full-fledged Public Relations Division in 2011 to promote the activities of the agency through PR best practices. The division is actively involved in media relations, event management, crisis management, publications, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and coordinates media coverage.
The PR Division is one of the three units under the Office of the Director General of the agency. It is headed by a PR practitioner who is responsible for all publicity activities.
i. Head Public Relations/Chief Press Secretary
ii. Information/Press Officers at the NEMA Headquarters and Zonal offices
v. Web Assistant
The public Relations Division of NEMA undertakes the followings:
i. It promotes and maintaining cordial relationship between NEMA and the media through Public Relations practice.
ii. It organizes Press Briefings and Press Conferences to update the media and publicizing the activities.
iii. It provides full media and photo coverage of events, relating to the agency.
iv. It arranges Media Tours and visitations for sensitization and public awareness campaigns.
v. It prepares press releases and other promotional materials for placement in the media.
vi. It sustains the publication of the monthly NEMA Newsletter and quarterly Emergency Journal.vii. It updates, redesigned and maintained the agency’s official website www.nema.gov.ng.
viii. It creates some social network sites for regular interaction with stakeholders, volunteers and fans.
ix. It establishes and sustained cordial working relationship with foreign and online media.
x. It monitors news items in the Mass Media on NEMA and related issues.
xi. It develops Feature Articles on relevant information for the publication in the media.
xii. It liaises with the other departments of the agency in the production of official newsletter and magazines.xiii. Serves as secretariat for the Media and Information Committee on Emergency Management (MICEM), whose membership comprises, for now, the spokespersons of the Defence HQ, Nigeria Police, Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Federal Fire Service, NEMA, Red Cross, UNESCO, Representatives of the Federal Ministry of Information and the academia.
Yushau A. Shuaib: Head of Public Relations Division
A graduate of Mass- Communication from Bayero University Kano, Yushau Abdulhameed Shuaib is the Head of Public Relations Division of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance from the University of Abuja; Diploma from International School of Public Relations, UK; and a Master’s Degree in PR from the University of Westminster, London.A recipient of awards of the National Youth Service Corps including automatic employment awards at state and national levels, he started his working career as Public Relations Officer in State House, Asaba Delta State before his appointment as Information Officer, Federal Ministry of Information, Lagos. He was also Press Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance and that of Health before his deployment to Head the Press and Public Relations Unit of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Abuja.
He also had a stint as the Head of Features and Economic Desk of National Press Centre, Abuja before his current position as Head of Public Relations Division in NEMA.
An award winning PR practitioner, Shuaib is a member of public relations professional bodies in Nigeria, Britain and the United States of America. He is the author of Financial Public Relations; A Dozen Tips for Media Relations; and Writings for the Media. He has over 150 features articles published in national dailies to his credit.