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NEMA donates relief materials to 2,900 flood/windstorm victims in 3 Imo LGAs
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NEMA donates relief materials to 2,900 flood/windstorm victims in 3 Imo LGAs

By: Ikechukwu Iweajunwa The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to 2,900  flood/windstorm victims in Owerri North, Owerri West and Owerri Municipal council area of Imo. The agency flagged-off the relief distribution on Jan. 14, where it captured 2021 flood/windstorm victims in the federal constituency. The Acting Head Imo/Abia operations office of the agency, Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that the items were graciously approved by the Director General of NEMA Mr Mustapha Ahmed to assuage the sufferings of the victims. "NEMA undertook the assignment on behalf of the federal government to bring succur to the plights of the victims. "The approval was an outcome of the assessments carried out ...
Yuletide: NEMA flag-off “operation eagle eye” in Imo, urges govt to enforce ban on fireworks
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Yuletide: NEMA flag-off “operation eagle eye” in Imo, urges govt to enforce ban on fireworks

By: Ikechukwu Iweajunwa National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday flagged off two weeks intensive program called "Operation Eagle Eye" in Imo, in readiness to emergency occurance during the period of 2021 yuletide  The NEMA head of Imo/ Abia operations office Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji said at the flag-off that the exercise would check road traffic abuse, as well as reduce emergency risk in Imo. He said NEMA partnered Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigerian Red Cross Society, as well as Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to carry out the operation.  Nnaji raised alarm over indiscriminate use of fireworks in Imo and urged state government to urgently begin enforcement against ban on fireworks. He explained that fireworks could cause fire...
Houses, vehicles damaged as flash floods hit Lagos
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Houses, vehicles damaged as flash floods hit Lagos

Several houses and vehicles were on Sunday damaged following a heavy downpour in Lagos State. According to the National Emergency Management Agency, a flash flood which was caused by the downpour damaged houses and vehicles in some parts of the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. NEMA also advised residents and motorists in the area to exercise utmost caution as some electric poles fell due to the downpour. The Acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, gave the advice in a statement he issued in Lagos. He said the downpour affected Oko Oba, Ekoro, Akowonjo, Egbeda and Ekoro axis, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Farinloye said, “The rainfall that started around 1:20 pm has led to a flash flooding which affected many build...
NEMA warns residents against discharging effluents into the rivers
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NEMA warns residents against discharging effluents into the rivers

The National Environment management authority (NEMA) has warned residents staying along Khalaba river in Bungoma town to stop discharging effluents to the river arguing that effluents have really tempered with aquatic life. The Daily Vendor Newspaper correspondent in Kenya said Erick Matia, the Nema officer in Bungoma County while speaking to the press at Mteremko Vocation training center in Bungoma town, blamed residents staying along the river banks of Khalaba River, appealing to them to stop releasing effluents to the river, he added that the effluents have polluted the water making it unsafe for animal consumption and domestic use. Matia appealed to the members of the public to conserve the environment by disposing effluents correctly and support the river cleaning program and p...
NEMA distribute relief materials to 510 victims of windstorm in Imo
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NEMA distribute relief materials to 510 victims of windstorm in Imo

By Ikechukwu Iweajunwa, Owerri National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday commenced distribution of relief materials to 510 victims of windstorm disaster in Owerri West council areas of Imo. Acting Head of Imo and Abia operations office of NEMA Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji said at the flag-off that the gesture was in fulfilment of NEMA's promise to the victims during assessment of the incident. He said the affected communities that benefited from the relief distribution were Obinze, Oforola and Olaukwu community. He said items distributed to the victims included 53 bags of 10kg rice, 53 bags of 10kg beans, 53 bags of 10kg gari, as well as three bags of salt. Head of Imo/Abia operations office of National Emergency Management Agency NEMA Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji at the flag-off of di...
Upgraded NEMA Call Centre: NEMA Boss appreciates King Salman
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Upgraded NEMA Call Centre: NEMA Boss appreciates King Salman

By: Albert Peter The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Habib Ahmed has appreciated the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) for the upgrade of the agency’s Call Centre, thereby giving it face-lift. Mr. Ahmed gave the appreciation on Friday 13th August 2021 when he commissioned the NEMA Call Centre upgraded by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief). He was supported at the commissioning by Nasser Mutlaq AlSubaie of the KSRelief who led a team from the international Humanitarian organisation in Saudi Arabia to Nigeria for the occasion. He also thanked the Ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques in that country for the kind gesture. He noted that the suppor...
NEMA distributes farm inputs to 2020 flood victims in Kebbi
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NEMA distributes farm inputs to 2020 flood victims in Kebbi

By: Sarki Abubakar, Kebbi National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has distributed farm inputs to Farmers affected by the 2020 flood disaster in Kebbi State. The flag off of the distribution of the items was performed by president Muhammadu Buhari. President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by Kebbi State Governor, and Vice Chairman of the National Food Security Council (NFSC), says no fewer than 382,208 farmers affected by flood in 2020, across Nigeria will get free farm inputs provided by the Federal Government. Buhari disclosed this in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday at the National flag off of the distribution of the free farm inputs.He enumerated some of the relief materials to include; agrochemicals, sprayers and other related inputs . Buhari also said that , those engaged ...
NEMA seeks NITDA’S collaboration on disaster risk mitigation
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NEMA seeks NITDA’S collaboration on disaster risk mitigation

By: Nkemjika In its commitment toward mitigating disaster risk in Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA is seeking for support and stronger collaboration with National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on the use of ICT Infrastructure and Digital platform with a view to ensuring timely and lifesaving search and rescue operations. This was discussed yesterday, when the Director General and Chief Executive Officer, NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi CCIE, received Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Habib Ahmad, in his office. Mallam Abdullahi congratulated the DG NEMA for his recent appointment, describing his task as onerous that requires sustained and strengthened partnerships for him to succeed in his duties due to its magnitude and impact on ...
Abia a flood-prone state, says NEMA
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Abia a flood-prone state, says NEMA

THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned that some communities in Abia State may be flooded before the end of the year. The agency’s team leader for Imo and Abia states, Mr. Umar Abdulaziz, stated this on Monday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. Abdulaziz, who expressed worries over the impending flood in the state, advised the government to take drastic measures to avert a disaster. The NEMA team leader, who spoke with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu during an advocacy visit, urged the governor to put machineries in place to mitigate the effects of flooding in the state. He listed Umunneochi Local Government Area as the most probable flood risk zone in 2020, saying other probable areas include Osisioma-Ngwa, Isiala-Ngwa North and Ukwa West local government are...
Flooding: Imo Set To Demolish Illegal Structures As NEMA Issues Flood Alert
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Flooding: Imo Set To Demolish Illegal Structures As NEMA Issues Flood Alert

The Imo State Government is set to begin the demolition of illegal structures blocking waterways in flood-prone areas. The planned demolition follows the red alert issued to the state government by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) that there could be flood disasters in communities in 12 councils. NEMA listed the councils to include Owerri West, Owerri North, Njaba, Nkwere, Mbaitoli, Ezinihitte, Isu, Isiala Mbano, Aboh Mbaise, and Orlu. The Director-General of the agency, Mohammed Mohammed, who visited the state for an awareness campaign, said the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) had listed Imo as one of the states to witness heavy rainfall this year. Mohammed, represented by Umar Abdulaziz, said although the state had demonstrated capacity in disaster ...
NEMA Laments Endless Communal Clashes In Ebonyi
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NEMA Laments Endless Communal Clashes In Ebonyi

The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, AVM Mohammadu Mohammed (Rtd), at the weekend, expressed sadness over the unfortunate demise of some Ebonyi people following the continued communal clashes in some parts of Ebonyi State. Mohammed stated this in Abakaliki while distributing emergency relief items to over 2000 peasant farmers of Amagu community in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State, who were displaced in their residences as a result of communal crisis. It was gathered that the relief materials were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Mohammed, represented by the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr. Fred Anoziem, said that the materials which compri...
BREAKING: Building Collapses In Lagos. One Dead, Five Rescued, Others Trapped
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BREAKING: Building Collapses In Lagos. One Dead, Five Rescued, Others Trapped

One corpse has been recovered, five persons rescued, and others still trapped in a collapsed building on the Island of Lagos State. The  two-storey building with a penthouse reportedly caved in around 3 am early Saturday, while the occupants were still asleep. Rescue operation by the officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency ( LASEMA ), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Ambulance Service and others has commenced. The South West spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the incident.