Alhaji Sani Sidi, the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday said the agency would establish two permanent camps for Internally Displaced Persons in Plateau.
Sidi, who disclosed this in Jos said the agency has identified Kanke and Jos North Local Governments, that were vulnerable to flood disasters, as suitable for the establishment of the sites.
He said the camps would serve as models for states and local emergency management agencies in the country.
Sidi said that NEMA would continue to partner with stakeholders in disaster management, especially in the handling of massive disasters like the flood that affected many states last year.
“With what happened last year, the situation calls for a well coordinated, principled and effective flood disaster management that will safeguard human lives, infrastructure and protect our ecosystem,” he stressed.
Sidi called for concerted efforts, especially in view of anticipated overflow of rivers, dam reservoirs and streams with the attendant heavy risks to many communities.
He thanked the Plateau Government for providing the sites to establish the camps and in setting up of the state emergency agency.
The director general called on stakeholders to support NEMA in providing humanitarian support to disaster victims.
NAN reports that stakeholders at the forum include the Nigeria Red Cross, NGOs, Faith-based organisations, security outfits and NEMA volunteers, among others.
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