National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) launched a reviewed National Contingency Plan 2023-2025, aiming to enhance disaster preparedness. Director General Mustapha Habib Ahmed highlighted the plan’s significance and collaborative efforts, thanking UNICEF for their support. The plan resulted from extensive research and stakeholder input, including a risk analysis covering various hazards.
NEMA will focus on continuous risk revision, state contingency plans, and an Early Warning System. Emphasizing preparedness, the plan aims to save lives and minimize emergency impacts. The Information Minister praised the initiative, emphasizing the plan’s timely launch in alignment with the government’s efforts to protect citizens from diverse risks.
UNICEF, represented by Cristian Munduate, collaborated with NEMA on the plan’s review, conducting risk analyses and workshops resulting in zonal contingency plans. These plans, while multi-risk, particularly address flooding and associated risks in different regions of Nigeria. The risk analysis outcomes are available on the NEMA website.