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.

Pre-workshop Meeting on Implementation of Project on Developing Capacity

Pre-workshop meeting on Implementation of project on developing capacity of the States for undertaking Risk Identification, Monitoring and Assessment (RIMA) and other matters. The meeting brought together Directors of the centers of Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies from the six Nigerian universities that have partnership arrangement with NEMA. These are the University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Federal University of Technology Minna, University of Port Harcourt and University of Maiduguri. It provided the opportunity for heads of the Centres and NEMA Directors to discuss with the project consultant on the way forward towards the undertaking of the project. Director General of NEMA Engr Mustapha Y. Maihaja declared open the meeting