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NEMA Downscales Flood Early Warning to communities in Gombe State

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) initiated a program on June 11, 2024, to downscale early warning and flood prevention strategies to grassroots communities in Gombe State. The Director General, Zubaida Umar, represented by G.K. Mohammed, highlighted the severe impacts of past floods, particularly in 2012 and 2022, and emphasized the need for collaboration between various government levels and NEMA. The program is based on predictions from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA), forecasting moderate flooding in several local government areas in Gombe State.

During a visit to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, represented by Deputy Governor Manasseh Daniel Jatau, NEMA requested assistance with office space and warehouses. The governor assured support and commended NEMA’s efforts. Stakeholders, including NESREA, NIMET, and GSEMA, expressed appreciation for NEMA’s initiative and urged community involvement in environmental protection. The event included a drama in Hausa, promoting the message of avoiding construction on waterways and improper waste disposal. The program aims to educate and prepare communities for potential flooding and climate change challenges.

Abdulkadir Kezo Ibrahim IkonAllah

Assistant chief Information Officer New Media

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