The NEMA Minna Operations Office has officially established a Disaster Risk Reduction Club (DRR Club) at AR-Rahmaniyya College of Health Science and Technology in Minna, Niger State. Hajia Zainab Saidu Suleiman, the Head of Minna Operations Office, represented by Mal. Shamsudeen A. Haliru from the Search and Rescue unit, expressed that these DRR clubs are an integral part of NEMA’s strategy to engage local communities in emergency management. Their primary goal is to enhance the students’ resilience to disasters and educate them about the importance of preparedness for emergencies in their schools and surroundings.
Moreover, the inauguration of DRR clubs at the higher education level aims to further raise awareness and sensitize the public about the collective responsibility and collaborative efforts required for effective disaster management. By empowering individuals with information and essential skills, it becomes possible to save more lives during emergency situations.
In response to this initiative, Mal. Abubakar Suleiman, the Provost of the school, commended NEMA for their efforts and for generously providing Training Manuals on Disaster Risk Reduction to the institution. He believed that this generous gesture would significantly enhance the students’ capabilities in the field of disaster management.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by representatives from NEMA, the State Fire Service (SFS), the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), and the school’s management team.