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NEMA Activates States’ Emergency Centres due to imminent flooding

Boom RadioNG | July 8, 2024

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has activated all Zonal, Territorial and Operation offices of the agency nationwide in a proactive flood risk management.

This was disclosed in statement signed by the agency’s Director General, Zubaida Umar stating that they are working with the States’ Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs) within their area of responsibilities, to carry out rescue operations and conduct assessment of the situation.

The NEMA Zonal, Territorial and Operation offices are located in Lagos, Ibadan, Ekiti, Abuja, Minna, Jos, Enugu, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Edo, Uyo, Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Yola and Gombe.

At the headquarters, NEMA said it also operates a toll-free emergency contact line: 0800CALLNEMA (080022556362) in addition to all its social media platforms, through which feedback from members of the public can be received nationwide.

Consequently, NEMA said search and rescue officers have been deployed across the states, and have been providing the much-desired support in coordination of rescue operations with SEMAs and other stakeholders in recently flooded areas and communities.

The agency also said it is conducting a rapid assessment to determine any further assistance that may be required in the impacted communities.

Last week, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) issued a warning that 31 states were at the risk of high and moderate flooding in the coming weeks.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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