ECOWAS Presents ICT Equipment to NEMA

ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr Siga Fatima Jagne, who presented the items said the gesture was part of it’s capacity building and institutional strengthening support of national disaster management and civil protection agencies in ECOWAS Region.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Nigeria

NEMA direct distribution of fertilizers to farmers in Jigawa State under the Emergency Agricultural Intervention approved by Mr President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari
Honorable Minister of Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development Sadiya Farouq flagged off the distribution recently with the Director General of NEMA Muhammadu A Muhammad

Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia delegation on a proposed humanitarian aid to displaced persons in Nigeria

A delegation from the Royal kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by Naser Bin Al-Subai’i of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Agency was in the Headquarters of NEMA today and was received by the Director General Engr Mustapha Maihaja.
The delegation was accompanied by officials of the Nigerian Defense Headquarters led by Brigadier General MS Ahmed and Ministry of Defense as well as the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Abuja. The DG NEMA was joined by the Director Search and Rescue NEMA Air Commodore SPI Ohemu and other senior officials of the Agency and held discussions with the Saudia delegation on a proposed humanitarian aid to displaced persons in Nigeria by the Government of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Agency and the Saudi Development Fund.


4 pregnant women, 140 other Nigerians return from Libya

A batch of 144 Nigerians, which included four pregnant women, on Thursday, voluntary returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).
The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10.30pm.
They returned aboard a chartered Airbus 320 with registration number LZ-MDI operated by VIA Airways.
The returnees comprised 54 adult females — four of whom were pregnant — and seven female children.
There were also 79 adult males and four male children.
The South West Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, received the returnees on behalf of Federal Government.
Also on hand to receive them were officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Police.
The returnees were each given £100 to settle down in Nigeria, while some state governments assisted them with transportation back home.
Telecommunications company, Airtel, in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, also gave the returnees free mobile handsets and sim cards to facilitate their reintegration.

Japan International Cooperation Agency donates four mobile water purifiers to NEMA)

The Government of JAPAN through its International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has donated four mobile water purifiers to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Personnel of NEMA from HQ/Zonal offices are be trained on how to use the equipment. The mobile water purifier is used during emergency to purify water especially in flooding and natural disaster when there is no safe water for drinking and other uses.