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  •  Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA says it has distributed relief materials to 465 000 flood victims to cushion their hardships Mr Zachary Allumaga Executive Secretary of NASEMA told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lafia that the victims were located in 91 communities in the state The total of 91 communities and total of 465 000 persons in five local government areas of the state Awe Lafia Doma Toto and Nassarawa were affected by the flood These local government areas border River Benue except for Karu where we recorded three flood deaths he said Allumaga said the state government received relief materials from NEMA as a form of assistance which was added to those procured by the state government and distributed to the affected local government areas He listed items distributed to include food and non food items such as mattresses blankets mosquito nets wrappers towels mats buckets cups cooking utensils and soaps Others are detergents clothes diapers bags of beans rice maize guinea corn garri and bags of sugar The state government and NEMA have since distributed relief materials to the affected local government areas as a state we have our own relief materials When NEMA brought its own relief materials we combined them with what the state government had in store and distributed to the affected people to mitigate their sufferings We went round with the governor to distribute the relief materials disaster is a daily occurrence building collapse left and right especially old buildings without foundation and we keep assisting he said Allumaga also told NAN that government s plans to relocate flood prone communities to safer grounds had always met with resistance from indigenes who have sentimental attachment to their ancestral lands We can t force them to leave most of these people are fishermen if you ask them to relocate to high ground they find it difficult because they think you want to deprive them of their right to livelihoods If government has the resources recommended it could build houses and ask the people to occupy them That s the best way to get them to relocate Allumaga stressed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa State, NEMA distribute relief materials to 465,000 flood victims
     Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA says it has distributed relief materials to 465 000 flood victims to cushion their hardships Mr Zachary Allumaga Executive Secretary of NASEMA told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lafia that the victims were located in 91 communities in the state The total of 91 communities and total of 465 000 persons in five local government areas of the state Awe Lafia Doma Toto and Nassarawa were affected by the flood These local government areas border River Benue except for Karu where we recorded three flood deaths he said Allumaga said the state government received relief materials from NEMA as a form of assistance which was added to those procured by the state government and distributed to the affected local government areas He listed items distributed to include food and non food items such as mattresses blankets mosquito nets wrappers towels mats buckets cups cooking utensils and soaps Others are detergents clothes diapers bags of beans rice maize guinea corn garri and bags of sugar The state government and NEMA have since distributed relief materials to the affected local government areas as a state we have our own relief materials When NEMA brought its own relief materials we combined them with what the state government had in store and distributed to the affected people to mitigate their sufferings We went round with the governor to distribute the relief materials disaster is a daily occurrence building collapse left and right especially old buildings without foundation and we keep assisting he said Allumaga also told NAN that government s plans to relocate flood prone communities to safer grounds had always met with resistance from indigenes who have sentimental attachment to their ancestral lands We can t force them to leave most of these people are fishermen if you ask them to relocate to high ground they find it difficult because they think you want to deprive them of their right to livelihoods If government has the resources recommended it could build houses and ask the people to occupy them That s the best way to get them to relocate Allumaga stressed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa State, NEMA distribute relief materials to 465,000 flood victims
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    Nasarawa State, NEMA distribute relief materials to 465,000 flood victims

    Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) says it has distributed relief materials to 465,000 flood victims to cushion their hardships.

    Mr Zachary Allumaga, Executive Secretary of NASEMA told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lafia that the victims were located in 91 communities in the state.

    “The total of 91 communities and total of 465 000 persons in five local government areas of the state; Awe, Lafia, Doma, Toto and Nassarawa were affected by the flood.

    “These local government areas border River Benue except for Karu where we recorded three flood deaths,’’ he said.

    Allumaga said the state government received relief materials from NEMA as a form of assistance, which was added to those procured by the state government and distributed to the affected local government areas.

    He listed items distributed to include food and non-food items such as mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets, wrappers, towels, mats, buckets, cups, cooking utensils, and soaps.

    Others are detergents, clothes, diapers, bags of beans, rice, maize, guinea corn, garri and bags of sugar.

    “The state government and NEMA have since distributed relief materials to the affected local government areas; as a state, we have our own relief materials.

    “When NEMA brought its own relief materials, we combined them with what the state government had in store and distributed to the affected people to mitigate their sufferings.

    “We went round with the governor to distribute the relief materials; disaster is a daily occurrence; building collapse left and right, especially old buildings without foundation, and we keep assisting,’’ he said.

    Allumaga also told NAN that government’s plans to relocate flood-prone communities to safer grounds had always met with resistance from indigenes who have sentimental attachment to their ancestral lands.

    “We can’t force them to leave; most of these people are fishermen, if you ask them to relocate to high ground, they find it difficult because they think you want to deprive them of their right to livelihoods.

    “If government has the resources recommended, it could build houses and ask the people to occupy them.

    That’s the best way to get them to relocate,’’ Allumaga stressed.


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  •  Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has donated relief materials and N4 million to flood victims in Umaisha Toto Local Government Area of the state Sule made the donation on Thursday while addressing the flood victims in Umaisha The governor also sympathised with the people of the area over the devastating flood that rendered thousands of people homeless and destroyed crops worth millions of naira He said that the donation was part of his government s commitment to change the lives of the flood victims positively This is in line with government effort to provide succour to your immediate needs he said The governor while announcing the N4 million donation to the flood victims said that the property lost during the flooding cannot be recovered He enjoined them to thank Almighty God for his favour as no life was lost during the unfortunate incident Sule said some relief materials have been sent to Umaisha through the state Emergency Management Agency NASEMA in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA towards cushioning the effect of flooding in the area He revealed that clothes household materials and food items among others worth millions of naira were brought to the area as relief materials He appreciated Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi the Speaker of the state legislature for his quality leadership style which he said led to numerous interventions by the present administration On his part the speaker appreciated the governor for coming to the aid of the flood victims He said that Sule has paid his dues and it is time to reciprocate by returning him back to Government House in 2023 election The state number three citizen revealed that the state government has taken over electricity project for Umaisha through provision of transformers and release of takeoff funds Abdullahi also commended the governor for awarding contracts for reconstruction of road Toto Modern market curbing insecurity and appointment of Toto indigenes into his administration On his part the Ohimege Opanda and first class tradtional ruler Alhaji Usman Abdullahi thanked the governor for always coming to their aid and wished him well NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Sule donates relief materials, N4m to flood victims in Toto LGA
     Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has donated relief materials and N4 million to flood victims in Umaisha Toto Local Government Area of the state Sule made the donation on Thursday while addressing the flood victims in Umaisha The governor also sympathised with the people of the area over the devastating flood that rendered thousands of people homeless and destroyed crops worth millions of naira He said that the donation was part of his government s commitment to change the lives of the flood victims positively This is in line with government effort to provide succour to your immediate needs he said The governor while announcing the N4 million donation to the flood victims said that the property lost during the flooding cannot be recovered He enjoined them to thank Almighty God for his favour as no life was lost during the unfortunate incident Sule said some relief materials have been sent to Umaisha through the state Emergency Management Agency NASEMA in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA towards cushioning the effect of flooding in the area He revealed that clothes household materials and food items among others worth millions of naira were brought to the area as relief materials He appreciated Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi the Speaker of the state legislature for his quality leadership style which he said led to numerous interventions by the present administration On his part the speaker appreciated the governor for coming to the aid of the flood victims He said that Sule has paid his dues and it is time to reciprocate by returning him back to Government House in 2023 election The state number three citizen revealed that the state government has taken over electricity project for Umaisha through provision of transformers and release of takeoff funds Abdullahi also commended the governor for awarding contracts for reconstruction of road Toto Modern market curbing insecurity and appointment of Toto indigenes into his administration On his part the Ohimege Opanda and first class tradtional ruler Alhaji Usman Abdullahi thanked the governor for always coming to their aid and wished him well NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Sule donates relief materials, N4m to flood victims in Toto LGA
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    Gov. Sule donates relief materials, N4m to flood victims in Toto LGA

    Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has donated relief materials and N4 million to flood victims in Umaisha, Toto Local Government Area of the state.

    Sule made the donation on Thursday while addressing the flood victims in Umaisha.

    The governor also sympathised with the people of the area over the devastating flood that rendered thousands of people homeless and destroyed crops worth millions of naira.

    He said that the donation was part of his government’s commitment to change the lives of the flood victims positively.

    “This is in line with government effort to provide succour to your immediate needs,” he said The governor, while announcing the N4 million donation to the flood victims, said that the property lost during the flooding cannot be recovered.

    He enjoined them to thank Almighty God for his favour as no life was lost during the unfortunate incident.

    Sule said some relief materials have been sent to Umaisha through the state Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), towards cushioning the effect of flooding in the area.

    He revealed that clothes, household materials and food items, among others, worth millions of naira were brought to the area as relief materials.

    He appreciated Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the state legislature, for his quality leadership style which, he said, led to numerous interventions by the present administration.

    On his part, the speaker appreciated the governor for coming to the aid of the flood victims.

    He said that Sule has paid his dues and it is time to reciprocate by returning him back to Government House in 2023 election.

    The state number three citizen revealed that the state government has taken over electricity project for Umaisha through provision of transformers and release of takeoff funds.

    Abdullahi also commended the governor for awarding contracts for reconstruction of road, Toto Modern market, curbing insecurity and appointment of Toto indigenes into his administration.

    On his part, the Ohimege Opanda and first class tradtional ruler, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, thanked the governor for always coming to their aid and wished him well.


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  •  The Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi has supported some victims of recent flood disaster in his constistuency with N4 million Abdullahi APC Toto Local Government Area of the state provided the support at the palace of the Ohimege Opanda Alhaji Usman Abdullahi on Friday in Umaisha According to him the money is meant to cushion the effects of the flood on the affected constituents Last two weeks the State House of Assembly came up with a resolution under Matters of Public Importance calling on the state government to urgently assist our people that were ravaged by flood The unfortunate incident did not only happened in Toto Local Government Area alone but it also happened in Nassarawa Doma as well as Awe Local Government Areas of the state and in some other states of the federation So as a follow up I am here today to sympathise with my people who were ravaged by this unfortunate flood incident I have donated N4 million to them to enable them buy food stuff in order to cushion the effect of the flood he said The speaker added that the gesture would also the victims a sense of belonging Abdullahi however urged the beneficiaries to use the money for the purpose it was provided adding that it is to put smiles on their faces The speaker assured the residents that the state government would soon also come to their aid I want to tell you that the state government will soon come to your aid by way of providing relief materials Already the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has donated relief materials to the state government through the state Emergency Management Agency NASEMA The state government has also purchased its own relief materials to be given to the flood victims And very soon the distribution of the relief materials will commence Gov Sule has given me that assurance he said He enjoined the residents to always adhere to government regulations and advices of not building on waterways to avoid flooding in the area I am also reminding our people to always be guided and follow regulations and directives given by the government on preventive measures against flood Residents should not build or erect illegal structures on the waterways They should live in safer environments in the interest of their health and for the overall development of the area and the state at large he urged The speaker also called on residents of the area to vote for Gov Abdullahi Sule and other APC candidates in the 2023 general election Respodinge the Ohimege Opanda of Umaisha Alhaji Usman Abdullahi commended the speaker for being their good representative at the state legislature and for always coming to the aid of his constituents Abdullahi informed the speaker of the material and financial support the residents had received from Sen Abdullahi Adamu the APC National Chairman Mr Shehu Tukur and Alhaji Ahmed Wadada He also acknowledged the financial support and donations of the APC and SDP Nasarawa West senatorial candidates Aliyu Abdullahi Tasha and the Chairman of Toto Local Government Council The first traditional ruler assured the speaker of judicious distribution of the items to the affected residents He however appealed to other well meaning organisations and philanthropists to help the flood victims Responding on behalf of the flood victims Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi thanked the speaker for the donation and prayed God to bless him abundantly We thank you very much for the assistance and we pray Almighty Allah to bless and reward you abundantly he said Abdullahi also told the speaker that the Ohimege Opanda had also supported the flood victims with N1 5 million NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Speaker supports flood victims
     The Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi has supported some victims of recent flood disaster in his constistuency with N4 million Abdullahi APC Toto Local Government Area of the state provided the support at the palace of the Ohimege Opanda Alhaji Usman Abdullahi on Friday in Umaisha According to him the money is meant to cushion the effects of the flood on the affected constituents Last two weeks the State House of Assembly came up with a resolution under Matters of Public Importance calling on the state government to urgently assist our people that were ravaged by flood The unfortunate incident did not only happened in Toto Local Government Area alone but it also happened in Nassarawa Doma as well as Awe Local Government Areas of the state and in some other states of the federation So as a follow up I am here today to sympathise with my people who were ravaged by this unfortunate flood incident I have donated N4 million to them to enable them buy food stuff in order to cushion the effect of the flood he said The speaker added that the gesture would also the victims a sense of belonging Abdullahi however urged the beneficiaries to use the money for the purpose it was provided adding that it is to put smiles on their faces The speaker assured the residents that the state government would soon also come to their aid I want to tell you that the state government will soon come to your aid by way of providing relief materials Already the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has donated relief materials to the state government through the state Emergency Management Agency NASEMA The state government has also purchased its own relief materials to be given to the flood victims And very soon the distribution of the relief materials will commence Gov Sule has given me that assurance he said He enjoined the residents to always adhere to government regulations and advices of not building on waterways to avoid flooding in the area I am also reminding our people to always be guided and follow regulations and directives given by the government on preventive measures against flood Residents should not build or erect illegal structures on the waterways They should live in safer environments in the interest of their health and for the overall development of the area and the state at large he urged The speaker also called on residents of the area to vote for Gov Abdullahi Sule and other APC candidates in the 2023 general election Respodinge the Ohimege Opanda of Umaisha Alhaji Usman Abdullahi commended the speaker for being their good representative at the state legislature and for always coming to the aid of his constituents Abdullahi informed the speaker of the material and financial support the residents had received from Sen Abdullahi Adamu the APC National Chairman Mr Shehu Tukur and Alhaji Ahmed Wadada He also acknowledged the financial support and donations of the APC and SDP Nasarawa West senatorial candidates Aliyu Abdullahi Tasha and the Chairman of Toto Local Government Council The first traditional ruler assured the speaker of judicious distribution of the items to the affected residents He however appealed to other well meaning organisations and philanthropists to help the flood victims Responding on behalf of the flood victims Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi thanked the speaker for the donation and prayed God to bless him abundantly We thank you very much for the assistance and we pray Almighty Allah to bless and reward you abundantly he said Abdullahi also told the speaker that the Ohimege Opanda had also supported the flood victims with N1 5 million NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Speaker supports flood victims
    Environment2 months ago

    Nasarawa Speaker supports flood victims

    The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, has supported some victims of recent flood disaster in his constistuency with N4 million.

    Abdullahi (APC-), Toto Local Government Area of the state, provided the support at the palace of the Ohimege Opanda, Alhaji  Usman Abdullahi, on Friday in Umaisha.

    According to him, the money is meant to cushion the effects of the flood on the affected constituents.

    “Last two weeks, the State House of Assembly came up with a resolution under Matters of Public Importance, calling on the state government to urgently assist our people that were ravaged by flood.

    “The unfortunate incident did not only happened in Toto Local Government Area alone, but it also happened in Nassarawa, Doma as well as Awe Local Government Areas of the state and in some  other states of the federation.

    “So as a follow up, I am here today to sympathise with my people who were ravaged by this unfortunate flood incident.

    “I have donated N4 million to them to enable them buy food stuff in order to cushion the effect of the flood,” he said.

    The speaker added that the gesture would also the victims a sense of belonging.

    Abdullahi however urged the beneficiaries to use the money for the purpose it was provided, adding that it is to put smiles on their faces.

    The speaker assured the residents that the state government would soon also come to their aid.

    “I want to tell you that the state government will soon come to your aid by way of providing relief materials.

    “Already, the  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated relief materials to the state government through the state Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA).

    “The state government has also purchased its own relief materials to be given to the flood victims.

    “And very soon, the distribution of the relief materials will commence; Gov. Sule has given me that assurance,” he said.

    He enjoined the residents to always adhere to government regulations and advices of not building on waterways to avoid flooding in the area.

    “I am also reminding our people to always be guided and follow regulations and directives given by the government on preventive measures against flood.

    “Residents should not build or erect illegal structures on the waterways.

    They should live in safer environments in the interest of their health and for the overall development of the area and the state at large,” he urged.

    The speaker also called on residents of the area to vote for Gov. Abdullahi Sule and other APC candidates in the 2023 general election.

    Respodinge, the Ohimege Opanda of Umaisha, Alhaji  Usman Abdullahi, commended the speaker for being their good representative at the state legislature and for always coming to the aid of his constituents.

    Abdullahi informed the speaker of the material and financial support the residents had received from Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the APC National Chairman, Mr Shehu Tukur and Alhaji Ahmed Wadada.

    He also acknowledged the financial support and donations of the APC and SDP Nasarawa West senatorial candidates, Aliyu Abdullahi Tasha, and the Chairman of Toto Local Government Council.

    The first traditional ruler assured the speaker of judicious distribution of the items to the affected residents.

    He however appealed to other well-meaning organisations and philanthropists to help the flood victims.

    Responding on behalf of the flood victims, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, thanked the speaker for the donation and prayed God to bless him abundantly.

    “We thank you very much for the assistance and we pray Almighty Allah to bless and reward you abundantly,” he said.

    Abdullahi also told the speaker that the Ohimege Opanda had also supported the flood victims with N1.5 million.


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  •  The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has donated relief materials for distribution to more than 400 000 people displaced by flood in Nasarawa State The Director General NEMA Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed made the donation to the state government in Lafia on Thursday Habib Ahmed represented by Dr Fatima Kassim Director of Planning and Forecasting NEMA said the recent widespread flood in several states of the country including Nasarawa was due to the heavy downpour and release of water from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon He said that 11 Local Government Areas LGAs were affected in Nasarawa state which are Awe Toto Keana Doma and Nasarawa He said others are flash points included Nassarawa Eggon Keffi Obi Lafia Wamba and Karu LGAs The director general said that while the Federal Government commiserated with the victims it could not compensate for lives and properties lost or the aftermath trauma What the Federal Government does through NEMA is to help people get back to their feet and restart their lives with relief interventions Relief intervention is a testimony that the Federal Government through NEMA is always concerned about the welfare and wellbeing of the people he said Habib Ahmed said that disaster was inevitable hence the need to learn to prepare for them mitigate their impact and transfer losses through insurance He appealed to the state government to take disaster risk reduction to the grassroots where most incidents happen In addition set up of functional and vibrant Local Emergency Management Committed in every LGA is the way to go to ensure timely intervention to save lives when disasters occur he said The NEMA boss thanked the government for its cooperation and assured the state of the agency s continuous support Receiving the items Gov Abdullahi Sule represented by his Deputy Gov Emmanuel Akabe thanked NEMA for the gesture saying it would go a long way to ameliorate the plight of the victims He said that the state government had been proactive through its Emergency Management Agency NASEMA in planning for disasters especially flooding According to him the state government has made budgetary provision and embarked on massive awareness campaign on flood through NASEMA as well as identified alternative arrangement for those living in floodplains He however said that the recent devastation caused by flooding was more than the state government anticipated Sule further said that the state government was doing its best to provide relief materials to the victims but needed more support given its lean resources and several competing demands He therefore called for more support from NEMA assuring that the relief items and that of the state government would be judiciously distributed to the affected persons In his remarks Mr Zachary Allumaga Executive Secretary NASEMA said that more than 400 000 people were displaced by the flood in 92 communities across 11 LGAs of the state He expressed gratitude to NEMA for the items and appealed for more from other agencies and good spirited individuals Allumaga pointed out that the relief items from NEMA and the state government was grossly inadequate considering the enormity of the disaster He gave assurance that the governor would soon visit the affected areas to distribute the items to the victims The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items donated included mattresses blankets bath towels nylon mats mosquito nets cooking stoves and pots Others include plastics buckets plates and spoons wrappers toilet soaps and detergents sanitary pads and baby diapers as well as clothing for men women and children NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flooding: NEMA donates relief materials to 400,000 IDPs in Nasarawa State
     The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has donated relief materials for distribution to more than 400 000 people displaced by flood in Nasarawa State The Director General NEMA Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed made the donation to the state government in Lafia on Thursday Habib Ahmed represented by Dr Fatima Kassim Director of Planning and Forecasting NEMA said the recent widespread flood in several states of the country including Nasarawa was due to the heavy downpour and release of water from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon He said that 11 Local Government Areas LGAs were affected in Nasarawa state which are Awe Toto Keana Doma and Nasarawa He said others are flash points included Nassarawa Eggon Keffi Obi Lafia Wamba and Karu LGAs The director general said that while the Federal Government commiserated with the victims it could not compensate for lives and properties lost or the aftermath trauma What the Federal Government does through NEMA is to help people get back to their feet and restart their lives with relief interventions Relief intervention is a testimony that the Federal Government through NEMA is always concerned about the welfare and wellbeing of the people he said Habib Ahmed said that disaster was inevitable hence the need to learn to prepare for them mitigate their impact and transfer losses through insurance He appealed to the state government to take disaster risk reduction to the grassroots where most incidents happen In addition set up of functional and vibrant Local Emergency Management Committed in every LGA is the way to go to ensure timely intervention to save lives when disasters occur he said The NEMA boss thanked the government for its cooperation and assured the state of the agency s continuous support Receiving the items Gov Abdullahi Sule represented by his Deputy Gov Emmanuel Akabe thanked NEMA for the gesture saying it would go a long way to ameliorate the plight of the victims He said that the state government had been proactive through its Emergency Management Agency NASEMA in planning for disasters especially flooding According to him the state government has made budgetary provision and embarked on massive awareness campaign on flood through NASEMA as well as identified alternative arrangement for those living in floodplains He however said that the recent devastation caused by flooding was more than the state government anticipated Sule further said that the state government was doing its best to provide relief materials to the victims but needed more support given its lean resources and several competing demands He therefore called for more support from NEMA assuring that the relief items and that of the state government would be judiciously distributed to the affected persons In his remarks Mr Zachary Allumaga Executive Secretary NASEMA said that more than 400 000 people were displaced by the flood in 92 communities across 11 LGAs of the state He expressed gratitude to NEMA for the items and appealed for more from other agencies and good spirited individuals Allumaga pointed out that the relief items from NEMA and the state government was grossly inadequate considering the enormity of the disaster He gave assurance that the governor would soon visit the affected areas to distribute the items to the victims The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items donated included mattresses blankets bath towels nylon mats mosquito nets cooking stoves and pots Others include plastics buckets plates and spoons wrappers toilet soaps and detergents sanitary pads and baby diapers as well as clothing for men women and children NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flooding: NEMA donates relief materials to 400,000 IDPs in Nasarawa State
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    Flooding: NEMA donates relief materials to 400,000 IDPs in Nasarawa State

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has donated relief materials for distribution to more than 400,000 people displaced by flood in Nasarawa State.

    The Director-General, NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Habib-Ahmed, made the donation to the state government in Lafia on Thursday.

    Habib-Ahmed, represented by Dr Fatima Kassim, Director of Planning and Forecasting, NEMA, said the recent widespread flood in several states of the country, including Nasarawa was due to the heavy downpour and release of water from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.

    He said that 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) were affected in Nasarawa state which are, Awe, Toto, Keana, Doma and  Nasarawa.

    He said others are flash points, included Nassarawa Eggon, Keffi, Obi, Lafia, Wamba and Karu LGAs.The director-general said that while the Federal Government commiserated with the victims, it could not compensate for lives and properties lost or the aftermath trauma.

    “What the Federal Government does through NEMA is to help people get back to their feet and restart their lives with relief interventions.

    “Relief intervention is a testimony that the Federal Government through NEMA is always concerned about the welfare and wellbeing of the people,” he saidHabib-Ahmed said that disaster was inevitable, hence the need to learn to prepare for them, mitigate their impact and transfer losses through insurance.

    He appealed to the state government to take disaster risk reduction to the grassroots where most incidents happen.

    “In addition, set up of functional and vibrant Local Emergency Management Committed in every LGA is the way to go to ensure timely intervention to save lives when disasters occur,” he said.

    The NEMA boss thanked the government for its cooperation and assured the state of the agency’s continuous support.

    Receiving the items, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, represented by his Deputy Gov. Emmanuel Akabe, thanked NEMA for the gesture, saying it would go a long way to ameliorate the plight of the victims.

    He said that the state government had been proactive through its Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) in planning for disasters, especially flooding.

    According to him, the state government has made budgetary provision and embarked on massive awareness campaign on flood through NASEMA as well as identified alternative arrangement for those living in floodplains.

    He, however, said that the recent devastation caused by flooding was more than the state government anticipated.

    Sule further said that the state government was doing its best to provide relief materials to the victims but needed more support given its lean resources and several competing demands.

    He, therefore, called for more support from NEMA, assuring that the relief items  and that of the state government would be judiciously distributed to the affected persons.

    In his remarks, Mr Zachary Allumaga, Executive Secretary, NASEMA, said that more than 400,000 people were displaced by the flood in 92 communities across 11 LGAs of the state.

    He expressed gratitude to NEMA for the items and appealed for more from other agencies and good spirited individuals.

    Allumaga pointed out that the relief items from NEMA and the state government was grossly inadequate considering the enormity of the disaster.

    He gave assurance that the governor would soon visit the affected areas to distribute the items to the victims.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items donated included mattresses, blankets, bath towels, nylon mats, mosquito nets, cooking stoves and pots.

    Others include  plastics buckets, plates and spoons,  wrappers, toilet soaps and detergents, sanitary pads and baby diapers as well as clothing for men, women and children.


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  •  Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA says no fewer than 361 000 persons have been displaced by flood following recent heavy rains in the state Mr Zachary Allumaga the Executive Secretary NASEMA told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the flood affected about 23 communities in seven local government areas of the state He said that there is high probability that more than one million people could be displaced by flood in the state before the end of rainy season He said the agency had despatched search and rescue team and its officials to the affected areas and communities for immediate assessment Allumaga said that Nasarawa was among the states that the Nigerian Metrological Agency NiMet predicted to experience serious flooding in 2022 particularly in the month of September and October Towards that effect NASEMA with the authority of the governor started sensitising the people living at the flood prone areas like Nasarawa Toto Doma Awe Lafia Obi Karu and Akwanga Five speed boats and live jackets were given to five LGAs along the coast of River Benue unfortunately flood has started ravaging in Lafia Obi Nasarawa Toto Awe Doma and Karu with one death recorded he said According to Allumaga the efforts are been made to assist the displaced persons with some relief materials to cushion hardship they are currently facing as a result of the flood We are making purchase of food items and non food items such as grains rice beans oils mattresses mats blankets toiletries buckets cups food children clothes mosquito nets among others for onward distribution to the affected persons Allumaga said He however appealed to the people living in the riverine areas to move to higher ground adding that the rains would increase with the likelihood of more flood in the months of September and October NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood displaces over 361, 000 persons in Nasarawa State – NASEMA
     Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA says no fewer than 361 000 persons have been displaced by flood following recent heavy rains in the state Mr Zachary Allumaga the Executive Secretary NASEMA told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the flood affected about 23 communities in seven local government areas of the state He said that there is high probability that more than one million people could be displaced by flood in the state before the end of rainy season He said the agency had despatched search and rescue team and its officials to the affected areas and communities for immediate assessment Allumaga said that Nasarawa was among the states that the Nigerian Metrological Agency NiMet predicted to experience serious flooding in 2022 particularly in the month of September and October Towards that effect NASEMA with the authority of the governor started sensitising the people living at the flood prone areas like Nasarawa Toto Doma Awe Lafia Obi Karu and Akwanga Five speed boats and live jackets were given to five LGAs along the coast of River Benue unfortunately flood has started ravaging in Lafia Obi Nasarawa Toto Awe Doma and Karu with one death recorded he said According to Allumaga the efforts are been made to assist the displaced persons with some relief materials to cushion hardship they are currently facing as a result of the flood We are making purchase of food items and non food items such as grains rice beans oils mattresses mats blankets toiletries buckets cups food children clothes mosquito nets among others for onward distribution to the affected persons Allumaga said He however appealed to the people living in the riverine areas to move to higher ground adding that the rains would increase with the likelihood of more flood in the months of September and October NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood displaces over 361, 000 persons in Nasarawa State – NASEMA
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    Flood displaces over 361, 000 persons in Nasarawa State – NASEMA

    Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA), says no fewer than 361,000 persons  have been displaced by flood following recent heavy rains in the state.

    Mr Zachary Allumaga, the Executive Secretary, NASEMA, told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the flood affected about 23 communities in seven local government areas of the state.

    He said that there is high probability that more than  one million people could be displaced by flood in the state before the end of rainy season.

    He said the agency had despatched search and rescue team and its officials to the affected areas and communities for immediate assessment.

    Allumaga said that Nasarawa was among the states that the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NiMet) predicted to experience serious flooding in 2022, particularly in the month of September and October.

    “Towards that effect, NASEMA with the authority of the governor started sensitising the people living at the flood-prone areas like Nasarawa, Toto, Doma, Awe, Lafia, Obi, Karu and Akwanga.

    “Five speed boats and live jackets were given to five LGAs along the coast of River Benue, unfortunately, flood has started ravaging in Lafia, Obi, Nasarawa, Toto, Awe, Doma and Karu with one death recorded,” he said.

    According to Allumaga, the efforts are been made to assist the displaced persons with some relief materials to cushion hardship they are currently facing as a result of the flood.

    “We are making purchase of food items and non food items such as grains, rice, beans, oils,  mattresses, mats, blankets, toiletries, buckets, cups, food children clothes, mosquito nets among others for onward distribution to the affected persons,”  Allumaga said.

    He, however, appealed to the people living in the riverine areas to move to higher ground, adding that the rains would increase with the likelihood of more flood in the months of September and October.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called on the Federal Government to provide relief materials for victims of recent flood disaster in the state The Speaker of the House Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi made the appeal after Alhaji Tanko Tunga the Majority Leader raised the issue under matters of urgent public importance at plenary in Lafia on Monday Abdullahi said that the devastated effect of flooding across the state was colossal hence the need for the intervention He said that such support would ameliorate effect of the disaster that wreaked havoc in many communities across the state I want to use this medium to appreciate Hon Tanko Tunga and all members for your contributions on this subject matter I am also directly affected as 50 per cent of my people are living in riverine communities The devastated effects of flood are huge across the state as many lives animals buildings farm lands among other properties are destroyed Many communities across the state affected by the flood are homeless they are no longer living in their homes he said The speaker said that because of the effects of flood on the people he is appealing to the state and federal governments to urgently provide relief materials to the victims I also want to call on the state government to relocate communities affected by flood to a safer place for their comfortability and to improve on their standard of living he said The speaker also urged the state government to provide more funds to the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA to enable the agency discharge its duties effectively He however advised the national and state emergency agencies Nasarawa Urban Development Board NUDB and the National Orientation Agency to be more proactive in their duties According to him people should be sensitised on the dangers of flooding and ensure proper development control across the state In his contribution Mr John Osewu APC Doma South lamented how flood destroyed houses and properties especially among his constituents rendering them homeless He also called for proper funding of NASEMA and urged NUDB to ensure proper development control in the state to avoid flooding Earlier Tunga who raised the issue said that the 2022 flood appeared to be worst This year s flooding has inflicted injuries on the lives of many people across the state It has caused a lot of damages to people destroyed houses and farmlands even properties were also destroyed I want to call on the government to see how it can alleviate the suffering of the flood victims across the state he submitted NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood: Nasarawa Assembly urges relief materials for victims
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called on the Federal Government to provide relief materials for victims of recent flood disaster in the state The Speaker of the House Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi made the appeal after Alhaji Tanko Tunga the Majority Leader raised the issue under matters of urgent public importance at plenary in Lafia on Monday Abdullahi said that the devastated effect of flooding across the state was colossal hence the need for the intervention He said that such support would ameliorate effect of the disaster that wreaked havoc in many communities across the state I want to use this medium to appreciate Hon Tanko Tunga and all members for your contributions on this subject matter I am also directly affected as 50 per cent of my people are living in riverine communities The devastated effects of flood are huge across the state as many lives animals buildings farm lands among other properties are destroyed Many communities across the state affected by the flood are homeless they are no longer living in their homes he said The speaker said that because of the effects of flood on the people he is appealing to the state and federal governments to urgently provide relief materials to the victims I also want to call on the state government to relocate communities affected by flood to a safer place for their comfortability and to improve on their standard of living he said The speaker also urged the state government to provide more funds to the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA to enable the agency discharge its duties effectively He however advised the national and state emergency agencies Nasarawa Urban Development Board NUDB and the National Orientation Agency to be more proactive in their duties According to him people should be sensitised on the dangers of flooding and ensure proper development control across the state In his contribution Mr John Osewu APC Doma South lamented how flood destroyed houses and properties especially among his constituents rendering them homeless He also called for proper funding of NASEMA and urged NUDB to ensure proper development control in the state to avoid flooding Earlier Tunga who raised the issue said that the 2022 flood appeared to be worst This year s flooding has inflicted injuries on the lives of many people across the state It has caused a lot of damages to people destroyed houses and farmlands even properties were also destroyed I want to call on the government to see how it can alleviate the suffering of the flood victims across the state he submitted NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood: Nasarawa Assembly urges relief materials for victims
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    Flood: Nasarawa Assembly urges relief materials for victims

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called on the Federal Government to provide relief materials for victims of recent flood disaster in the state.

    The Speaker of the House, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the appeal after Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader, raised the issue under matters of urgent public importance at plenary in Lafia on Monday.

    Abdullahi said that the devastated effect of flooding across the state was colossal, hence the need for the intervention.

    He said that such support would ameliorate effect of the disaster that wreaked havoc in many communities across the state.

    “I want to use this medium to appreciate Hon. Tanko Tunga and all members for your contributions on this subject matter.

    “I am also directly affected as 50 per cent of my people are living in riverine communities.

    “The devastated effects of flood are huge across the state as many lives, animals, buildings, farm lands, among other properties, are destroyed.

    “Many communities across the state affected by the flood are homeless, they are no longer living in their homes,” he said.

    The speaker said that because of the effects of flood on the people, he is appealing to the state and federal governments to urgently provide relief materials to the victims.

    “I also want to call on the state government to relocate communities affected by flood to a safer place for their comfortability and to improve on their standard of living,” he said.

    The speaker also urged the state government to provide more funds to the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) to enable the agency discharge its duties effectively.

    He however advised the national and state emergency agencies, Nasarawa Urban Development Board (NUDB) and the National Orientation Agency to be more proactive in their duties.

    According to him, people should be sensitised on the dangers of flooding and ensure proper development control across the state.

    In his contribution, Mr John Osewu (APC- Doma South) lamented how flood destroyed houses and properties especially among his constituents, rendering them homeless.

    He also called for proper funding of NASEMA and urged NUDB to ensure proper development control in the state to avoid flooding.

    Earlier, Tunga who raised the issue, said that the 2022 flood appeared to be worst.

    “This year’s flooding has inflicted injuries on the lives of many people across the state.

    “It has caused a lot of damages to people, destroyed houses and farmlands, even properties were also destroyed.

    “I want to call on the government to see how it can alleviate the suffering of the flood victims across the state,” he submitted.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nasarawa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment toward empowering the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the state with requisite skills and knowledge to enable them to become self reliant Gov Abdullahi Sule said this on Friday in Lafia during the graduation and symbolic presentation of 166 sewing machines and accessories to 166 trained IDPs In a speech at the event he also announced scholarship award to two children Dauda Joseph and Manasseh who lost their parents to crises in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the IDPs comprising mainly women and youths were trained in tailoring by the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA together with UNDP and the people of Japan The governor said the state government had established the Commander Abdullahi Ibrahim Vocation and Skills Acquisition Centre to train youths and women in vocational and technical education to enable them to start up small businesses He described the training presentation of certificates and sewing machines to the IDPs as significant According to him it will go a long way in availing them the opportunity to shake up idleness and engage in a production venture to enhance their economic wellbeing Sule assured UNDP of government s resolve to continue to support its programmes in the state He urged other development partners and philanthropists to emulate the agency s kind gesture to enable youths and women to be gainfully employed for the benefit of society In the recent past we witnessed skirmishes that resulted in humanitarian crises because of displacement of some people from their homes to IDPs camps in some parts of the state which informed the training of these IDPs he said The Executive Secretary of NASEMA Mr Zachary Allumaga commended the development partners for their partnership that facilitated the training of the IDPs Allumaga said the state government through NASEMA had received some relief materials from the Federal Government He however appealed for more support saying that the state government alone could not cater for the 40 000 IDPs in the state The North Central Coordinator of UNDP Mr Chukwuma Ume described the training and empowerment of IDPs as part of UNDP s Social Stability Programme for three crisis torn states in the Middle Belt including Nasarawa Benue and Taraba NAN
    Nasarawa, UNDP, other development partners train, empowers 166 IDPs
     The Nasarawa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment toward empowering the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the state with requisite skills and knowledge to enable them to become self reliant Gov Abdullahi Sule said this on Friday in Lafia during the graduation and symbolic presentation of 166 sewing machines and accessories to 166 trained IDPs In a speech at the event he also announced scholarship award to two children Dauda Joseph and Manasseh who lost their parents to crises in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the IDPs comprising mainly women and youths were trained in tailoring by the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA together with UNDP and the people of Japan The governor said the state government had established the Commander Abdullahi Ibrahim Vocation and Skills Acquisition Centre to train youths and women in vocational and technical education to enable them to start up small businesses He described the training presentation of certificates and sewing machines to the IDPs as significant According to him it will go a long way in availing them the opportunity to shake up idleness and engage in a production venture to enhance their economic wellbeing Sule assured UNDP of government s resolve to continue to support its programmes in the state He urged other development partners and philanthropists to emulate the agency s kind gesture to enable youths and women to be gainfully employed for the benefit of society In the recent past we witnessed skirmishes that resulted in humanitarian crises because of displacement of some people from their homes to IDPs camps in some parts of the state which informed the training of these IDPs he said The Executive Secretary of NASEMA Mr Zachary Allumaga commended the development partners for their partnership that facilitated the training of the IDPs Allumaga said the state government through NASEMA had received some relief materials from the Federal Government He however appealed for more support saying that the state government alone could not cater for the 40 000 IDPs in the state The North Central Coordinator of UNDP Mr Chukwuma Ume described the training and empowerment of IDPs as part of UNDP s Social Stability Programme for three crisis torn states in the Middle Belt including Nasarawa Benue and Taraba NAN
    Nasarawa, UNDP, other development partners train, empowers 166 IDPs
    Economy7 months ago

    Nasarawa, UNDP, other development partners train, empowers 166 IDPs

    The Nasarawa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment toward empowering the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state with requisite skills and knowledge to enable them to become self-reliant.Gov. Abdullahi Sule said this on Friday in Lafia during the graduation and symbolic presentation of 166 sewing machines and accessories to 166 trained IDPs.In a speech at the event, he also announced scholarship award to two children – Dauda Joseph and Manasseh – who lost their parents to crises in the state.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the IDPs, comprising mainly women and youths, were trained in tailoring by the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA), together with UNDP and the people of Japan.The governor said the state government had established the Commander Abdullahi Ibrahim Vocation and Skills Acquisition Centre to train youths and women in vocational and technical education to enable them to start up small businesses.He described the training, presentation of certificates and sewing machines to the IDPs as significant.According to him, it will go a long way in availing them the opportunity to shake up idleness and engage in a production venture to enhance their economic wellbeing.Sule assured UNDP of government’s resolve to continue to support its programmes in the state.He urged other development partners and philanthropists to emulate the agency’s kind gesture to enable youths and women to be gainfully employed for the benefit of society.“In the recent past, we witnessed skirmishes that resulted in humanitarian crises because of displacement of some people from their homes to IDPs camps in some parts of the state, which informed the training of these IDPs,” he said.The Executive Secretary of NASEMA, Mr Zachary Allumaga, commended the development partners for their partnership that facilitated the training of the IDPs.Allumaga said the state government through NASEMA had received some relief materials from the Federal Government.He, however, appealed for more support, saying that the state government alone could not cater for the 40,000 IDPs in the state.The North Central Coordinator of UNDP, Mr Chukwuma Ume, described the training and empowerment of IDPs as part of UNDP’s Social Stability Programme for three crisis-torn states in the Middle Belt, including Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba. (

    (NAN)

  •  The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA has started sensitization in the riverine communities and flood flash points to mitigate the negative impact of flooding The Executive Secretary NASEMA Mr Zachary Allumaga made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Lafia on Wednesday Allumaga said that the sensitization became necessary considering the devastating effect of floods on livelihood He said that the rainy season started earlier than expected with torrential rain He said that NASEMA saddled with the responsibility of mitigating and preventing disaster would ensure that riverine communities and other flood flashpoints were adequately sensitised to the effects of flooding The executive secretary said that the government was aware that the state was prone to flood due to the five local government areas that shared boundaries with the River Benue Nasarawa state is prone to flooding because of the five local government areas that share boundaries with the River Benue Whenever the river rises there will be flooding in the communities Hence we are always prepared for prompt intervention to cushion effect of hardship on its citizens he said The NASEMA boss however cautioned residents to stop disposing refuse on water ways and adhere strictly to flood warning by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency The adherence to the agency s warning will reduce cases of flooding NASEMA will always live up to its responsibility we have to get prepared before and after the flood For instance we have started telling people to be careful As we are talking now our boats are floating in five riverine communities bordering River Benue he said Allumaga added that the state has identified high grounds where flood victims could be evacuated to and bought non perishable items such as mattresses and blankets for displaced people in case of flooding NAN
    Rainy season: Agency sensitises Nasarawa State residents to impact of flooding
     The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA has started sensitization in the riverine communities and flood flash points to mitigate the negative impact of flooding The Executive Secretary NASEMA Mr Zachary Allumaga made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Lafia on Wednesday Allumaga said that the sensitization became necessary considering the devastating effect of floods on livelihood He said that the rainy season started earlier than expected with torrential rain He said that NASEMA saddled with the responsibility of mitigating and preventing disaster would ensure that riverine communities and other flood flashpoints were adequately sensitised to the effects of flooding The executive secretary said that the government was aware that the state was prone to flood due to the five local government areas that shared boundaries with the River Benue Nasarawa state is prone to flooding because of the five local government areas that share boundaries with the River Benue Whenever the river rises there will be flooding in the communities Hence we are always prepared for prompt intervention to cushion effect of hardship on its citizens he said The NASEMA boss however cautioned residents to stop disposing refuse on water ways and adhere strictly to flood warning by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency The adherence to the agency s warning will reduce cases of flooding NASEMA will always live up to its responsibility we have to get prepared before and after the flood For instance we have started telling people to be careful As we are talking now our boats are floating in five riverine communities bordering River Benue he said Allumaga added that the state has identified high grounds where flood victims could be evacuated to and bought non perishable items such as mattresses and blankets for displaced people in case of flooding NAN
    Rainy season: Agency sensitises Nasarawa State residents to impact of flooding
    General news7 months ago

    Rainy season: Agency sensitises Nasarawa State residents to impact of flooding

    The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) has started sensitization in the riverine communities and flood flash points to mitigate the negative impact of flooding.The Executive Secretary, NASEMA, Mr Zachary Allumaga, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Wednesday.Allumaga said that the sensitization became necessary considering the devastating effect of floods on livelihood.He said that the rainy season started earlier than expected with torrential rain.He said that NASEMA, saddled with the responsibility of mitigating and preventing disaster, would ensure that riverine communities and other flood flashpoints were adequately sensitised to the effects of flooding.The executive secretary said that the government was aware that the state was prone to flood due to the five local government areas that shared boundaries with the River Benue.“Nasarawa state is prone to flooding because of the five local government areas that share boundaries with the River Benue. Whenever the river rises, there will be flooding in the communities.“Hence, we are always prepared for prompt intervention to cushion effect of hardship on its citizens,” he said.The NASEMA boss, however, cautioned residents to stop disposing refuse on water ways and adhere strictly to flood warning by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.“The adherence to the agency’s warning will reduce cases of flooding.“NASEMA will always live up to its responsibility; we have to get prepared before and after the flood. For instance, we have started telling people to be careful.“As we are talking now, our boats are floating in five riverine communities bordering River Benue,” he said.Allumaga added that the state has identified high grounds where flood victims could be evacuated to and bought non-perishable items such as mattresses and blankets for displaced people in case of flooding.(NAN)

  •   Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Thursday flagged off a two day stakeholders collaboration workshop on effective emergency preparedness and response to mitigate the impact of natural disasters in the state The workshop was organised by the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA in Lafia Sule represented by his deputy Dr Emmanuel Akabe at the event commended NASEMA for conceiving the idea of the workshop aimed at sensitising the public and creating awareness on the measures to manage disasters in the state It is my conviction that this workshop will provide stakeholders with the desired technique to control and mange disasters in the state he said According to him disaster is now part of the lives of Nigerians and humans across the world ranging from floods wildfires market fires earth quakes communal crisis amongst others hence the need to create measures to mitigate the reoccurrence of the phenomenon That is why this administration considers this workshop as very apt and timely in view of the devastating effect of disaster on the socio economic development of our society he said He expressed optimism that the workshop would impact on the stakeholders the knowledge to predict hazards as well as to protect communities and their assets against natural disasters This event is an avenue for stakeholders on disaster management to be fully prepared towards addressing the mirage of our environment and other related challenges in the state he said In his welcome address Barr Zakari Allumaga Executive Secretary NASEMA appreciated the state governor for approving the workshop aimed sensitising disaster management stakeholders on best practices in the prevention and management of disasters in the state Allumaga said that the workshop would enhance for better coordinator among stakeholders especially responders during disasters From this workshop all stakeholders both at the state and local government levels would know their responsibilities in disaster management he said He urged participants to take the workshop seriously so as to take home new methods on how to handle disasters in their various communities Edited By Abigael Joshua and Isaac Ukpoju Source NAN
     Gov. Sule flags off workshop on effective disaster management in Nasarawa
      Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Thursday flagged off a two day stakeholders collaboration workshop on effective emergency preparedness and response to mitigate the impact of natural disasters in the state The workshop was organised by the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA in Lafia Sule represented by his deputy Dr Emmanuel Akabe at the event commended NASEMA for conceiving the idea of the workshop aimed at sensitising the public and creating awareness on the measures to manage disasters in the state It is my conviction that this workshop will provide stakeholders with the desired technique to control and mange disasters in the state he said According to him disaster is now part of the lives of Nigerians and humans across the world ranging from floods wildfires market fires earth quakes communal crisis amongst others hence the need to create measures to mitigate the reoccurrence of the phenomenon That is why this administration considers this workshop as very apt and timely in view of the devastating effect of disaster on the socio economic development of our society he said He expressed optimism that the workshop would impact on the stakeholders the knowledge to predict hazards as well as to protect communities and their assets against natural disasters This event is an avenue for stakeholders on disaster management to be fully prepared towards addressing the mirage of our environment and other related challenges in the state he said In his welcome address Barr Zakari Allumaga Executive Secretary NASEMA appreciated the state governor for approving the workshop aimed sensitising disaster management stakeholders on best practices in the prevention and management of disasters in the state Allumaga said that the workshop would enhance for better coordinator among stakeholders especially responders during disasters From this workshop all stakeholders both at the state and local government levels would know their responsibilities in disaster management he said He urged participants to take the workshop seriously so as to take home new methods on how to handle disasters in their various communities Edited By Abigael Joshua and Isaac Ukpoju Source NAN
     Gov. Sule flags off workshop on effective disaster management in Nasarawa
    General news2 years ago

     Gov. Sule flags off workshop on effective disaster management in Nasarawa

    Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Thursday  flagged off a two-day stakeholders’ collaboration workshop on effective emergency preparedness and response to mitigate the impact of natural disasters in the state.

    The workshop was organised by the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) in Lafia.

    Sule, represented by his deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe at the event, commended NASEMA for conceiving the idea of the workshop aimed at sensitising the public and creating awareness on the measures to manage disasters in the state.

    “It is my conviction that this workshop will provide stakeholders with the desired technique to control and mange disasters in the state,’’ he said.

    According to him, disaster is now part of the lives of Nigerians and humans across the world ranging from floods, wildfires, market fires, earth quakes, communal crisis amongst others, hence the need to create measures to mitigate the reoccurrence of the phenomenon.

    “That is why this administration considers this workshop as very apt and timely in view of the devastating effect of disaster on the socio economic development of our society,’’ he said.

    He expressed optimism that the workshop would impact on the stakeholders the knowledge to predict hazards as well as to protect communities and their assets against natural disasters.

    “This event is an avenue for stakeholders on disaster management to be fully prepared towards addressing the mirage of our environment and other related challenges in the state,’’ he said.

    In his welcome address, Barr. Zakari Allumaga, Executive Secretary, NASEMA appreciated the state governor for approving the workshop aimed sensitising disaster management stakeholders on best practices in the prevention and management of disasters in the state.

    Allumaga said that the workshop would enhance for better coordinator among stakeholders, especially responders during disasters.

    “From this workshop, all stakeholders both at the state and local government levels would know their responsibilities in disaster management,” he said.

    He urged participants to take the workshop seriously so as to take home new methods on how to handle disasters in their various communities.


    Edited By: Abigael Joshua and Isaac Ukpoju
    Source: NAN

  •  The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA says it is taking measures to mitigate possible humanitarian crises in the event of floods and other disasters in the state Mr Zakari Alumaga Executive Secretary of NASEMA gave the assurance on Wednesday in Lafia in an interview with newsmen Alumaga said that having received prediction and early warning on eminent flood from relevant authority the agency had embarked on aggressive campaign to sensitise the people especially those living in flood prone areas He said that the state government had acquired 44 trucks load of assorted food and other relief items as well as prepared places for camping in the event of floods According to Alumaga the state has five flood prone Local Government Areas LGA and two flash point LGAs that were affected during the 2019 floods Natural disasters such as floods landslide are inevitable to mitigate humanitarian crises we have bought 44 trucks load of assorted food items in reserve We also secured transit camps in the event of any of these disasters We are aware of the prediction and warning from Nigeria Meteorological Agency NiMeT we are making provision for assorted foods and non food items such as mattresses beddings blankets and toiletries so that when it happens displaced persons can have some succour he said He said that NASEMA would sustain the awareness campaign on floods and environmental hazards associated with it Alumaga called on those living in floods prone areas to heed the warnings and move away from such places in order not to endanger their lives We have been enjoined to look for houses in high places and prepare them in such a way that if there is floods we can move affected people there pending when the water level recedes before they can return to their homes he said He said that in August the state recorded floods in three LGAs Awe Nasarawa and Toto Alumaga reminded the people that NiMeT had predicted that the state would witness heavy rainfall and floods in September and urged them to desist from disposing wastes on water ways Edited By Johnson Eyiangho and Isaac Ukpoju NAN
    Floods: We are prepared to tackle humanitarian crises – agency
     The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA says it is taking measures to mitigate possible humanitarian crises in the event of floods and other disasters in the state Mr Zakari Alumaga Executive Secretary of NASEMA gave the assurance on Wednesday in Lafia in an interview with newsmen Alumaga said that having received prediction and early warning on eminent flood from relevant authority the agency had embarked on aggressive campaign to sensitise the people especially those living in flood prone areas He said that the state government had acquired 44 trucks load of assorted food and other relief items as well as prepared places for camping in the event of floods According to Alumaga the state has five flood prone Local Government Areas LGA and two flash point LGAs that were affected during the 2019 floods Natural disasters such as floods landslide are inevitable to mitigate humanitarian crises we have bought 44 trucks load of assorted food items in reserve We also secured transit camps in the event of any of these disasters We are aware of the prediction and warning from Nigeria Meteorological Agency NiMeT we are making provision for assorted foods and non food items such as mattresses beddings blankets and toiletries so that when it happens displaced persons can have some succour he said He said that NASEMA would sustain the awareness campaign on floods and environmental hazards associated with it Alumaga called on those living in floods prone areas to heed the warnings and move away from such places in order not to endanger their lives We have been enjoined to look for houses in high places and prepare them in such a way that if there is floods we can move affected people there pending when the water level recedes before they can return to their homes he said He said that in August the state recorded floods in three LGAs Awe Nasarawa and Toto Alumaga reminded the people that NiMeT had predicted that the state would witness heavy rainfall and floods in September and urged them to desist from disposing wastes on water ways Edited By Johnson Eyiangho and Isaac Ukpoju NAN
    Floods: We are prepared to tackle humanitarian crises – agency
    Environment2 years ago

    Floods: We are prepared to tackle humanitarian crises – agency

    The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) says it is taking measures to mitigate possible humanitarian crises in the event of floods and other disasters in the state.

    Mr Zakari Alumaga, Executive Secretary of NASEMA, gave the assurance on Wednesday in Lafia in an interview with newsmen.

    Alumaga said that having received prediction and early warning on eminent flood from relevant authority, the agency had embarked on aggressive campaign to sensitise the people, especially those living in flood prone areas.

    He said that the state government had acquired 44 trucks load of assorted food and other relief items as well as prepared places for camping in the event of floods.

    According to Alumaga, the state has five flood prone Local Government Areas (LGA) and two flash-point LGAs that were affected during the 2019 floods.

    “Natural disasters such as floods, landslide are inevitable, to mitigate humanitarian crises, we have bought 44 trucks load of assorted food items in reserve. We also secured transit camps in the event of any of these disasters.

    “We are aware of the prediction and warning from Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMeT), we are making provision for assorted foods and non-food items such as mattresses, beddings, blankets and toiletries so that when it happens, displaced persons can have some succour,’’ he said.

    He said that NASEMA would sustain the awareness campaign on floods and environmental hazards associated with it.

    Alumaga called on those living in floods prone areas to heed the warnings and move away from such places in order not to endanger their lives.

    “We have been enjoined to look for houses in high places and prepare them in such a way that if there is floods we can move affected people there pending when the water level recedes before they can return to their homes,’’ he said.

    He said that in August, the state recorded floods in three LGAs – Awe, Nasarawa and Toto.

    Alumaga reminded the people that NiMeT had predicted that the state would witness heavy rainfall and floods in September, and urged them to desist from disposing wastes on water ways.


    Edited By: Johnson Eyiangho and Isaac Ukpoju (NAN)

     

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