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Students get training amid flooding fears

11 July 2013, 15:01

 Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has embarked on an exercise to educate students on managing emergencies and reducing risks amid fresh fears of floods during the upcoming rainy season.

Speaking at a workshop held at government secondary school at Owerri in the Imo State, MENA South East Zonal coordinator, Bandele Onimode, said the series of workshops would ensure that adequate measures were in place especially after the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) forecasted heavy rainfall was likely in many parts of the country.

"It is the mandate of the NEMA to go to nooks and crannies of the country to educate people on early risk reduction and disaster management," Onimode said.

The latest warnings come in the wake of the floods that killed hundreds of people during the last rainy season in 2012.

Scores were displaced following the setback after property worth millions was destroyed.

- CAJ News

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