The Director General National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Habib Ahmed today received the Deputy Governor of Niger State Comrade Yakubu Garba who visited the Agency to solicit more relief supports for victims of banditry in the state.
In a chat with the media after meeting with the Director General NEMA, the Deputy Governor said banditry has led to displacement of no less than 6,000 persons in the state. He acknowledged the continuous relief supports delivered by NEMA to the state but said more were still needed for the displaced persons, especially to cater for their basic needs.
The Niger State Deputy Governor said he was also at NEMA Head office in Abuja to discuss about how the State Government and the Agency can work together towards mitigating against likelihood of flood as contained in the 2023 Seasonal Climate Prediction and Annual Flood Outlook.
Responding, the Director General NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed assured the continued supports of the Agency to disaster affected persons nationwide. He commended the Niger State Government for being alert to the 2023 flood prediction, adding that every necessary actions should be taken to mitigate against anticipated impactd of the disaster.
The DG NEMA was joined in receiving and meeting the Deputy Governor of Niger State by the Director of Planning Research and Forecasting Dr Onimode Bandele Abdullahi, Director Search and Rescue Air Commodore Kennedy Mataluwo, Ag Director Relief and Rehabilitation Alh Adamu Abdullahi Usur and SA-DG Mr Idris Abubakar Mohammed. In samevein, the Deputy Governor was accompanied by the Secretary to Niger State Government Alhaji Abubakar Usman Gawu and other officials.
17th August 2023