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Maihaja resumes as NEMA DG


Director, Finance and Accounts, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Hakeen Akinbola (left) handing over to the New Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja in Abuja, yesterday PHOTO: NAN

The newly appointed Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja has resumed office.

He replaces Mohammed Sani-Sidi who served the agency for seven years.

Maihaja, a graduate of Electrical Electronics from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) assumes leadership of the agency at a period when the country is facing major emergencies involving Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various parts of the country.


The DG, at the handover ceremony yesterday, said he was taking over at a period when meningitis was ravaging various states and other challenges requiring urgent responses from NEMA and concerted efforts with various agencies.

He disclosed that within the next few days, he would roll out an action plan for the activities of NEMA with immediate response towards rehabilitating IDPs across the country.

He also pledged to coordinate his activities with the Ministry of Health to ensure that maximum success was achieved in putting an end to the scourge of meningitis in the country and maintaining the state of preparedness for emergency management in the country.

Maihaja was a 2007 governorship aspirant in Yobe State. He was also two time coordinator of the Presidential Campaign in 2003 and 2007 in Yobe under the Buhari Organization and has served in various political committees in the country.

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