The DG NEMA commiserate with the Chief of Air Staff and the Nigerian Air Force over the NAF Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crash

The DG NEMA AVM MA Muhammed (rtd) on behalf of the management and staff of the Agency commiserate with the Chief of Air Staff and the Nigerian Air Force over the NAF Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that crashed today in Abuja while out on special duties for the Nation.
May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace.
The DG sends out his sincere condolences and prayers to the families and loved ones of the deceased.
“It’s a sad day for the Nigerian Air Force family and indeed the entire Nation” he said.

Relief item distribution by NEMA approved by the President HE Muhammadu Buhari for victims of insurgency in Magumeri and Gubio Local Government Areas of Borno state

NEMA has distributed relief items approved by the President HE Muhammadu Buhari for victims of insurgency in Magumeri and Gubio Local Government Areas of Borno state.
The relief distribution was flagged off by the Director General NEMA AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd) who was represented by NEMA North East Zonal Coordinator Chonoko Isah Ishaya.
A member of the House of Representatives for Magumeri/Gubio/Kaga constituency witnessed the distribution.
The relief intervention consisted of food and non-food items. It would be recalled that some communities in the two Local Government Areas were affected by recent attacks by insurgents.

Federal Government delivers relief to Nigerian refugees in Chad.

Flag off of the distribution of relief materials approved by the President, Muhammadu Buhari for Nigerian 🇳🇬 refugees in Dar’ salam camp, Baga Sola, Lake Chad Province, Republic of Chad.
The Federal Government delegation led by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq represented by a Director in the Ministry Alhaji Ali Grema, and comprising an Inter-Agency Committee were in the camp to deliver the relief items on behalf of the President.
The refugees are Nigerians displaced by insurgency in the North East who fled across the border to the neighbouring Republic of Chad.

As part of strategy for awareness creation and response to dry season fire in Oyo State, NEMA has held a stakeholders meeting and simulation exercise to enhance collaborative efforts among them.

As part of strategy for awareness creation and response to dry season fire in Oyo State, the National Emergency Management Agency has held a stakeholders meeting and simulation exercise to enhance collaborative efforts among them.

The meeting was held in Ibadan. The Director General of NEMA AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd) who was represented by the South West zonal coordinator Mr Lugard Slaku Bijimi said it was deliberately designed with focus on fire prevention and control, crowd management during disasters, effective coordination and risk awareness in the communities. The stakeholders present included representatives of the Federal Fire Service, Oyo State Fire Service, Military, Nigerian Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps.

Head of Territorial and Operational offices One-Day retreat

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) new Head of Office in Nigeria @OCHANigeria Mr Trond Jensen Friday visited NEMA headquarters in Abuja. He was received by the Director General AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd). Mr Jensen was accompanied by Mr Vincent Omuga also of the UN-OCHA Nigeria, while the Director Planning Research and Forecasting Mr Kayode Fagbemi joined the Director-General in receiving them.
The Director-General of NEMA and new Head of UN-OCHA Nigeria discussed about collaboration between the two organisations with commitment to work towards adding more value for benefit of the distressed.

UN-OCHA new Head of Office in Nigeria Mr Trond Jensen Friday visited NEMA headquarters in Abuja.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) new Head of Office in Nigeria @OCHANigeria Mr Trond Jensen Friday visited NEMA headquarters in Abuja. He was received by the Director General AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd). Mr Jensen was accompanied by Mr Vincent Omuga also of the UN-OCHA Nigeria, while the Director Planning Research and Forecasting Mr Kayode Fagbemi joined the Director-General in receiving them.
The Director-General of NEMA and new Head of UN-OCHA Nigeria discussed about collaboration between the two organisations with commitment to work towards adding more value for benefit of the distressed.

Distribution of relief items to IDPs affected by banditry attacks leaving in camping in Basari, Katsina state.

In compliance with directive of President Muhammadu Buhari and subsequent activation by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq, the National Emergency Management Agency has distributed relief items to Internally Displaced Persons affected by banditry attacks and living in a camp in Batsari, Katsina State. In addition to the relief items, five cows were provided to the camp in celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir with the IDPs that are mostly women and women. The items distributed were
a.     1000 bags of 12.5 kg rice
b.     1000 bags of 25 kg beans
c.      1000 bags of 12.5 kg maize
d.     50 cartons of Milo
e.     50 cartons of powdered milk
f.       50 bags of 50 kg Sugar    
g.     167 cartons of seasoning            
h.     83 cartons of tin tomatoes
i.        2, 000 pieces of blankets                        
j.       2, 000 pieces of nylon mats                   
k.     2, 000 pieces  of foam mattresses        
l.        100 kegs of 20 litres  of vegetable oil  
m.  50 bags of 20 kg salt                                
n.     50 cartons  of omo detergents  
o.     63 cartons  of bath soap             
p.     3,500 pieces  of women’s clothing  
q.     2,500 pieces  of children’s clothing

The IDPs were excited by the kind gesture and appreciated the President, Muhammadu Buhari for providing them with succour. They also thanked the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq and NEMA for prompt delivery of the relief items and even considering them in the celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir

Mother, four children killed in Abuja flood

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed regrets over the death of a mother and her four children in Abuja on Saturday, after torrential rainfall in Gwagwalada area council that swept away some houses.

Speaking in Gwagwalada after an on the spot assessment of the damage done by the rainfall, the director, planning. research and forecasting of NEMA, Mr. Kayode Fagbemi advised residents of flood-prone areas to immediately move out to avoid more disasters.

He said, “It is unfortunate, especially because we have lost lives. This is exactly what we have been trying to educate people on.

“There is a culvert over there, it’s likely it has been blocked, and so the water had to find its way above the road and then affected the house or houses.

“We still want to educate people, we are still going to have more rainfalls, we want the people to please clear all their drainages, waterways should be cleared of waste, and people should move, people that are close to waterways like this should move.

“We don’t want to lose more lives, we don’t want to lose people. We want people to know that flood this year has been predicted and whatever we can do to save lives we will do”.

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Earlier in the year, the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Retired Air Vice-Marshal Muhammadu Muhammad cautioned Nigerians residing in areas identified as flood risk areas to evacuate their facilities immediately to avert any form of disaster that may arise as a result of flooding.

According to Air Vice-Marshal, Muhammad about 102 local governments are expected to experience a high rate of flooding, he, however, notes that the agency has put in place measures to mitigate the impact.

In a statement, Mr. Muhammad said Kaura and Zaria local government areas in Kaduna state are among the high-risk areas and urged state emergency management agencies to help sensitize residents and prepare to evacuate communities.

The NEMA DG also advised governments to organise state humanitarian coordination forum meetings in order to prepare stakeholders for mitigation and response to floods when they hit.

 

Community sensitization and preparedness for flood disaster emergency in Jos North, plateau state

NEMA takes steps to avert flood disaster in Plateau communities
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday held a sensitisation programme in Jos aimed at averting flood disaster in Plateau.
Mr Eugene Nyelong, North Central Zonal Coordinator of NEMA said that the sensitisation was to prepare the people on the challenges of flooding that usually occur during the rainy season.
Nyelong said that there was also the need to develop capacity and build community resilience to help mitigate the challenges that have become recurrent decimal.
He said: “Earlier in the year, the Nigeria Metrological Services Agency and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency had in their seasonal rainfall prediction had revealed the areas that were prone to disaster.
“They projected that some local government areas in the country, and in our case, Barkin Lad is among the highly probable flood risk areas.
“Pankshin, Jos North, Jos South, Jos East, Kanke and Mangu are among the moderately probable flood risk local government areas.
“This timely and important information has helped us to design proactive programmes such as this and will be unfolding subsequently across the three states of Benue, Plateau and Nassarawa.”
He said that even though flood was a universal hazard, what distinguished the badly affected from the completely unaffected was attitude.
According to him, sensitisation would go a long way as part of efforts to mitigate flood disaster. He said that stakeholders have the responsibility to ensure that knowledge, skills or information were adequately and promptly communicated to the intended audience.
“This has greatly informed our change in strategy as an agency from the usual high table meeting to a participatory, grassroots engagement with a view to changing the narrative. “May I state in clear terms that global emergencies will continue to increase but our level of preparedness will help prevent avoidable deaths.