National Emergency Management Agency
Making of a natural disaster, repeat of the 2012 great flood
He who feels it, knows it. That is the untold pains that cannot be fully captioned in words but which has become the dire reality of over two million people displaced by flood and families of the more than a hundred people who already lost their lives to flood this year alone in 10 states…
Flood displaces over 200 households in Plateau
About 200 households have been displaced by flood in Rikkos community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau, following heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon. Mr Al’Amin Yakubu, Head, Emergency Response Team of the community disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos. Yakubu said though no life was lost,…
Experts laud FG’s new national building code
Industry experts have commended the federal government on this initiative to ensuring that deliberate measures are adopted to monitor construction projects. They explained that the document will curb the loss of life and property, improve the quality of infrastructures and, facilitate economic growth and development. As part of its commitment to infrastructural development and ensuring…
NEMA carpets staff members over frivolous allegations
The management of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has carpeted its staff members for embarking on industrial actions over what it described as frivolous allegations. The local branch of the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria (ASCSN) shut down NEMA’s headquarters last week without any prior notice to the management before the action…
‘NEMA didn’t shortchange any state in distribution of relief materials’
Officials of 16 state governments and some Federal lawmakers witnessed distribution of relief materials to internally displaced persons (IDPs), according to the Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja. He denied claims that relief materials were not distributed to states in the North-East since his assumption of office in 2017. He said the…
4th batch of 465 Nigerian returnees arrive Port Harcourt
The fourth batch of 465 Nigerian returnees from Libya have arrived Port Harcourt, Mr Martins Ejike, South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said. Ejike who received the returnees on Friday, told news that they arrived Port Harcourt International Airport at about 12.25 a.m. on board Max Air. Ejike told newsmen that the evacuation…
UK deports 41 Nigerians
Alhaji Muhammad Sidi, Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday that 41 Nigerians deported from the United Kingdom for various immigration offences had arrived the country.
Suicide bomber 'had baby strapped to her back'
A female suicide bomber who attacked a town in northeast Nigeria earlier this month was carrying a baby at the time, the country's main relief agency said on Tuesday.
NEMA urges riverine communities in Imo to relocate
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised people living closer to Oguta Lake, and tributaries of River Niger to be ready to relocate to safer areas.
UNICEF trains stakeholders on flooding in North-East
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has concluded a three-day training of stakeholders in North-East on contingency planning to contain envisaged flooding.