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NEMA braces for floods threat

21 August 2013, 16:18

Lagos - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has developed a National Disaster Recovery Strategy and Framework (NDRSF) as well as commenced special training for stakeholders amid fears of floods during the impending rainy season.

The document was developed in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The World Bank.

Presenting the draft NDRSF for adoption by stakeholders at a workshop in Abuja, Director General of NEMA Muhammad Sani Sidi, said the  framework would expedite the process of recovery from disaster situations and complement other existing policy frameworks for operational efficiency and effectiveness of disaster management in Nigeria.

“The strategic priorities of the Agency is to reposition the country by providing a solid foundation and frameworks for building a national and community resilience to reduce all related disaster risks towards actualizing the gains of any developmental strides aimed at total transformation for rapid socio-economic development of our great country," Sidi said.

He said the training of the stakeholders on Camp Coordination and Camp Management was targeting the State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs) in Lagos and Akangwa.

Participants at the workshop will be also be drawn from development partners and Non-Governmental Organizations.

 - CAJ News


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