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NEMA braces for Imo, Delta floods

24 September 2013, 15:28

 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 (NIMET).

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 state capital.

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 further collaboration.

“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 and advocacy.

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 5 000 people.

Stakeholders visited another camp in Oguta in Imo State.

Its capacity could not be ascertained.

- CAJ News


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