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NEMA receives award for timely disaster management

22 August 2014, 08:07Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been conferred with the 2014 National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award in recognition of its impressive and timely response to disasters.

Vice President, Alhaji Muhammad Namadi Sambo, said the award also hailed the promotion of disaster risk reduction in the country.

He said the award has placed a greater obligation of responsibility on the recipients for the national development.

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The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, appreciated the accolade.

“It’s indeed a recognition of humble contribution by the agency to the overall national development. It is a call on the agency to greater dedication, greater performance and commitments.”

Apart from shielding victims from natural disaster, NEMA has over the years come to the rescue of thousands displaced by the Boko Haram terror.

The 2014 National Productivity of Order of Merit (NPOM) Award was conferred on NEMA along with other beneficiaries including Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, Kano State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Katsina State Primary Health Care Development Agency.  

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