NEMA receives Disaster Risk Reduction Equipment

Kenny Folarin, Abuja

The National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) on Monday received a Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction Equipment for search and rescue operation worth 500 million Japanese Yen from the Japanese Government.

The Director- General, NEMA AVM Muhammadu Muhammed while speaking in Abuja at the Presentation of NEMA 2020 Annual report to the minister of Humanitarian Affairs stated that a total of 9 units of rescue vehicles with rescue equipment and 4 units of mobile water purifier systems with vehicles were donated.

According to Muhammed, a total of 2,353,647 people were affected by the 2020 flood disaster and the agency’s advocacy and engagement with stakeholders led to reduction in the negative impacts of flood on the people.

Meanwhile, Mohammed added in the area of relief intervention, the agency flagged off and distributed palliatives to the COVID-19 frontline states, and delivered humanitarian supports for 148 incidents where assessments were carried out, approved and distributed relief materials to the affected persons.

” These were in addition to the monthly distribution of relief materials to internally displaced persons living in camps in Borno and Adamawa states”. He added.

He added that the new equipment will be distributed to all zonal offices of the Agency across the country.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Umar Farouq on her part appreciated the kind gesture of the Japanese government, and urge NEMA to make judicious use of the equipment for the effective service delivery to humanity.

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