We can’t force IDPs to return home – NEMA boss

We can’t force IDPs to return home – NEMA boss

Recently, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, led by the Director General,  Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, were in Lagos for the agency’s annual meeting to review its operations and activities.

The meeting provided an opportunity for the officials to take stock of the challenges and achievements recorded during the period. According to Alhaji Sani Sidi:  “You cannot  run an agency like NEMA without having this kind of review of its activities; we needed to review our operations, …especially with the zonal coordinators who are in the field, to find out some of the challenges confronting them and to see how we can further strengthen them to be able to carry out their services.”

The NEMA boss also informed thus: “We talked about increasing incidents of disasters: the statistics of  increasing buildings collapse, fire incidences, other natural disasters…You recall earlier this year NIMET had released their prediction which indicated that many of the states would be flooded. Of course the rain did come with the intensity and magnitude greater than what we had in 2012. Read more

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