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Govt to audit Police, NEMA, FRSC, over emergency capabilities


Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire

As part of efforts to develop a well-coordinated and efficient National Emergency Response System, the Federal Government yesterday revealed its plan to audit all emergency response agencies in the country.

This is to determine their capabilities both in times of emergency caused by insurgents and in everyday life occurrences.

Those to be audited include the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Federal Fire Service FFS, Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Nigerian Police Force as well as other local and international humanitarian support organizations.

Minister of State, Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire disclosed this yesterday in Abuja when he visited the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Mohammed Sani-Sidi.
Ehanire, who stated that he has been consulting with all the MDAs responsible for emergency and disaster management, stressed the need to have a well-coordinated emergency response agency so as to avoid double role of the agencies.

Stating that there is room to improve on Nigeria’s emergency response capabilities, Ehanire said the federal government is working to create a national emergency response system that functions in normal day-to-day life, which would not just have to do with insurgency alone.

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