Abuja – The National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA), in conjunction with Imo and Delta State Governments, has
identified sites where it will establish camps to house people that are likely
to be displaced by floods as predicted by Nigerian Meteorological Agency
The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sidi, disclosed
this at separate consultative forum with stakeholders in
emergency management in Owerri, Imo and Asaba the Delta
He said the move was to avoid a recurrence of events last
year when flood victims were left stranded in the two states.
Sidi said the purpose of the consultation was
to notify the people with the preparations being made by
the agency to mitigate the forecasted floods and
interact with stakeholders to review areas that needed
“It is the responsibility of all us
to make sure we do not have a repeat of last year’s
floods,” he told participants.
Sidi said that the agency had been
involved in the training of volunteers in basic disaster management
NEMA is carrying out awareness campaigns in the
various communities in the states to avoid the repeat of the
events that occurred last year when scores were displaced.
He commended initiatives by both state governments,
which are taking early action in preparation of the 2013 flood. One of the biggest camps is Asaba can hold to 5
Stakeholders visited another camp in Oguta in Imo State.
Its capacity could not be ascertained.
- CAJ News