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  •  The FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA on Friday in Abuja warned Abuja residents against ignoring early flood warnings from the weather forecast agencies The Director General of FEMA Alhaji Abba Idriss issued the warning at the 2022 FEMA Annual Review and Preparedness Meeting with over 250 Local Divers Community Vanguards Flood Rescue Teams and 50 Town Criers He said that the meeting was coming at a time when flood warnings from the weather forecast agencies especially Nigerian Meteorological Agency NiMet and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA are issuing serious flood alerts almost on a daily basis Idriss said the rising water levels in the nation s major rivers in the country especially River Niger and River Benue couple with the threats coming from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon are issues of great concern Idriss emphasised the need for residents to abide and obey the early warning and would be issued out to them from time to time through the conventional and social media According to him as soon as the agency get flood early warning it will disseminate the information so that people will take advantage of that He therefore urged residents to ensure that they get information about the way they will pass through before leaving their homes offices and markets The reason why we call for this meeting is first to alert our local divers volunteers vanguards and town criers on the likelihood of flooding Secondly is to call on the residents of the Federal Capital Territory to be on their alert as well that all is not well yet We have to be watchful we have to keep observing those environmental laws and we also have to abide by the building code FCT residents must also ensure that they don t block drainages avoid building on the waterways and also avoid driving on a running water People shouldn t undermine water they see on the road to think that they have high capacity vehicle that move on running water Earlier Mrs Florence Wenegieme the Director Forecasting Response Mitigation of FEMA explained that the event was organised to review with stakeholders especially the local divers volunteers vanguards local emergency committee and town criers Wenegieme expressed optimism that the meeting would help the agency to save lives and properties in the nation s capital We call them three or four times annually to review all the activities to reactivate them to know that they should always be on standby because we want all hands to be on deck to mitigate flood and other disasters in the territory We have almost 600 volunteers local divers town criers We are doing the meeting by representation we call over 200 today and next meeting we will call another set of 200 persons again to make sure that we create the needed awareness in them We are training them on how to use use modern rescue equipment when somebody get drown in the river or in the wall she said Also the Director General Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA Mr Clement Nze reiterated the resolve of the agency to deepen partnership with FEMA in coordinating issues around water and flooding I will say that we are aware of most of the activities of State Emergency Management Agency and out of all of them FEMA is on top in terms of being relevant on community development We are delighted to associate ourselves with FEMA based on what we see on ground being done by the DG I want to urge the divers and vanguards local emergency committee town criers and flood rescue team to see their role as very important in tackling flood in FCT Similarly the Director General NiMet Prof Mansur Matazu also expressed willingness of the agency to deepen partnership with FEMA adding that the agency has been very cooperative in emergency management Represented by Mr Kamorudeen Alao the Assistant General Manager Hydro Matazu said the partnership which was beyond the issue of downscaling would continue to grow stronger On his part the Director General National Emergency Management Agency NEMA Mr Mustapha Ahmed said the meeting was very critical to mitigating flood and other disasters in the FCT Represented by Mr Agbor Etim NEMA s Principal Search and Rescue Officer Ahmed said disaster management was all encompassing adding that everybody need to be on board to help ensure effective disaster management NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagdo Dam: Agency wants FCT residents to respect flood alerts
     The FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA on Friday in Abuja warned Abuja residents against ignoring early flood warnings from the weather forecast agencies The Director General of FEMA Alhaji Abba Idriss issued the warning at the 2022 FEMA Annual Review and Preparedness Meeting with over 250 Local Divers Community Vanguards Flood Rescue Teams and 50 Town Criers He said that the meeting was coming at a time when flood warnings from the weather forecast agencies especially Nigerian Meteorological Agency NiMet and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA are issuing serious flood alerts almost on a daily basis Idriss said the rising water levels in the nation s major rivers in the country especially River Niger and River Benue couple with the threats coming from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon are issues of great concern Idriss emphasised the need for residents to abide and obey the early warning and would be issued out to them from time to time through the conventional and social media According to him as soon as the agency get flood early warning it will disseminate the information so that people will take advantage of that He therefore urged residents to ensure that they get information about the way they will pass through before leaving their homes offices and markets The reason why we call for this meeting is first to alert our local divers volunteers vanguards and town criers on the likelihood of flooding Secondly is to call on the residents of the Federal Capital Territory to be on their alert as well that all is not well yet We have to be watchful we have to keep observing those environmental laws and we also have to abide by the building code FCT residents must also ensure that they don t block drainages avoid building on the waterways and also avoid driving on a running water People shouldn t undermine water they see on the road to think that they have high capacity vehicle that move on running water Earlier Mrs Florence Wenegieme the Director Forecasting Response Mitigation of FEMA explained that the event was organised to review with stakeholders especially the local divers volunteers vanguards local emergency committee and town criers Wenegieme expressed optimism that the meeting would help the agency to save lives and properties in the nation s capital We call them three or four times annually to review all the activities to reactivate them to know that they should always be on standby because we want all hands to be on deck to mitigate flood and other disasters in the territory We have almost 600 volunteers local divers town criers We are doing the meeting by representation we call over 200 today and next meeting we will call another set of 200 persons again to make sure that we create the needed awareness in them We are training them on how to use use modern rescue equipment when somebody get drown in the river or in the wall she said Also the Director General Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA Mr Clement Nze reiterated the resolve of the agency to deepen partnership with FEMA in coordinating issues around water and flooding I will say that we are aware of most of the activities of State Emergency Management Agency and out of all of them FEMA is on top in terms of being relevant on community development We are delighted to associate ourselves with FEMA based on what we see on ground being done by the DG I want to urge the divers and vanguards local emergency committee town criers and flood rescue team to see their role as very important in tackling flood in FCT Similarly the Director General NiMet Prof Mansur Matazu also expressed willingness of the agency to deepen partnership with FEMA adding that the agency has been very cooperative in emergency management Represented by Mr Kamorudeen Alao the Assistant General Manager Hydro Matazu said the partnership which was beyond the issue of downscaling would continue to grow stronger On his part the Director General National Emergency Management Agency NEMA Mr Mustapha Ahmed said the meeting was very critical to mitigating flood and other disasters in the FCT Represented by Mr Agbor Etim NEMA s Principal Search and Rescue Officer Ahmed said disaster management was all encompassing adding that everybody need to be on board to help ensure effective disaster management NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagdo Dam: Agency wants FCT residents to respect flood alerts
    General news2 days ago

    Lagdo Dam: Agency wants FCT residents to respect flood alerts

    The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday in Abuja warned Abuja residents against ignoring early  flood warnings from the weather forecast agencies.

    The Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abba Idriss, issued the warning at the 2022 FEMA Annual Review and Preparedness Meeting with over 250 Local Divers, Community Vanguards, Flood Rescue Teams and 50 Town Criers.

    He said that the meeting was coming at a time when flood warnings from the weather forecast agencies, especially Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), are issuing serious flood alerts almost on a daily basis.

    Idriss said the rising water levels in the nation’s major rivers in the country – especially River Niger and River Benue – couple with the threats coming from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon are issues of great concern.

    Idriss emphasised the need for residents to abide and obey the early warning and would be issued out to them from time to time through the conventional and social media.

    According to him, as soon as the agency get flood early warning it will disseminate the information so that people will take advantage of that.

    He therefore urged residents to ensure that they get information about the way they will pass through before leaving their homes, offices and markets.

    “The reason why we call for this meeting is first to alert our local divers, volunteers, vanguards and town criers on the likelihood of flooding.

    “Secondly, is to call on the residents of the Federal Capital Territory to be on their alert as well that all is not well yet.

    We have to be watchful, we have to keep observing those environmental laws and we also have to abide by the building code.

    “FCT residents must also ensure that they don’t block drainages, avoid building on the waterways and also avoid driving on a running water.

    People shouldn’t undermine water they see on the road to think that they have high capacity vehicle that move on running water.

    ” Earlier, Mrs Florence Wenegieme, the Director, Forecasting Response Mitigation of FEMA, explained that the event was organised to review with stakeholders especially the local divers, volunteers, vanguards, local emergency committee and town criers.

    Wenegieme expressed optimism that the meeting would help the agency to save lives and properties in the nation’s capital.

    “We call them three or four times annually to review all the activities; to reactivate them, to know that they should always be on standby because we want all hands to be on deck to mitigate flood and other disasters in the territory.

    “We have almost 600 volunteers, local divers, town criers.

    We are doing the meeting by representation, we call over 200 today and next meeting we will call another set of 200 persons again to make sure that we create the needed awareness in them.

    “We are training them on how to use use modern rescue equipment when somebody get drown in the river or in the wall,” she said.

    Also, the Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Mr Clement Nze, reiterated the resolve of the agency to deepen partnership with FEMA in coordinating issues around water and flooding.

    “I will say that we are aware of most of the activities of State Emergency Management Agency and out of all of them FEMA is on top in terms of being relevant on community development “We are delighted to associate ourselves with FEMA based on what we see on ground being done by the DG.

    “I want to urge the divers and vanguards, local emergency committee, town criers and flood rescue team to see their role as very important in tackling flood in FCT.

    ” Similarly, the Director-General, NiMet, Prof. Mansur Matazu, also expressed willingness of the agency to deepen partnership with FEMA, adding that the agency has been very cooperative in emergency management.

    Represented by Mr Kamorudeen Alao, the Assistant General Manager, Hydro, Matazu said the partnership which was beyond the issue of downscaling would continue to grow stronger.

    On his part, the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Ahmed, said the meeting was very critical to mitigating flood and other disasters in the FCT.

    Represented by Mr Agbor Etim, NEMA’s Principal Search and Rescue Officer, Ahmed said disaster management was all encompassing, adding that everybody need to be on board to help ensure effective disaster management.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Two persons were feared dead on Friday while five were rescued from rubble after a storey building collapsed in Kubwa Satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building which was under construction at Hamza Abdullahi Street Off Gado Nasco Road equally housed a shopping mall NAN also reports that the rescued operation was carried out by a combined team of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council and Federal Roads Maintenance Agency Also among the rescued team were the Federal Road Safety Corps the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and others One of the residents Mrs Chinyere Okah who spoke with NAN confirmed that the building which was being converted from a shopping mall to a residential apartment collapsed on Thursday night at about 10 30 p m The Director General FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA Alhaji Abbas Idriss confirmed that two persons lost their lives in the incident while the trapped persons had been rescued Abbas explained that the agency received a distress call about the incident at 11 45 pm on Thursday evening and thereafter activated its stakeholders to the scene He revealed that five persons were rescued and taken to Kubwa District Hospital noting that two of the patients had since been discharged As a follow up to the developing story of the collapsed building at Kubwa a suburb in the FCT the two trapped persons in the rubble have been rescued fatally injured The bodies of the two persons that lost their lives have been deposited at the Kubwa District Hospital mortuary Their relatives have been identified and were making arrangements for their burial The rescue operation at the collapsed site came to an end with five number of persons rescued alive three with various degrees of injuries while two persons were unhurt and discharged from the Kubwa District Hospital he said He commended all the stakeholders for their prompt response and cooperation including construction companies which is line with their corporate social responsibilities mobilised and deployed all their resources to saving live He also lauded the Security Agencies for their vigilance and support and t residents of the area for their cooperation during the rescue operations Idriss however appealed to developers to always obey the building code and warned residents to desist from living in uncompleted buildings Also Mr Ikharo Attah Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister said the owner of the property was fore warned by concerned residents The building was initially a shopping mall but the report we got from residents was that the owner was warned and at a certain point it was now being converted to a residential apartment The down was a shopping mall but they were putting up some blocks of flat on the first and second suspended floors You cannot alter a shopping mall and convert to a residential building thereby giving it more load that what it was meant to carry he said Attah added that the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello had ordered that tests be carried out on most of the high rise buildings around the area He noted that the combined team of security agencies at the scene is currently trailing the owner of the property who residents suggested may have absconded We have a policy in the FCTA that when a building collapses the land is forfeited and revoked and the place is converted into a park or garden for residents around the neighbourhood he added On his part Umar Shuaibu Coordinator Abuja Metropolitan Management Council blamed the incident on quackery and shady construction adding that the FCTA has a policy of subjecting old buildings to integrity test SSI NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abuja building collapse: 2 dead, 5 rescued
     Two persons were feared dead on Friday while five were rescued from rubble after a storey building collapsed in Kubwa Satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building which was under construction at Hamza Abdullahi Street Off Gado Nasco Road equally housed a shopping mall NAN also reports that the rescued operation was carried out by a combined team of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council and Federal Roads Maintenance Agency Also among the rescued team were the Federal Road Safety Corps the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and others One of the residents Mrs Chinyere Okah who spoke with NAN confirmed that the building which was being converted from a shopping mall to a residential apartment collapsed on Thursday night at about 10 30 p m The Director General FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA Alhaji Abbas Idriss confirmed that two persons lost their lives in the incident while the trapped persons had been rescued Abbas explained that the agency received a distress call about the incident at 11 45 pm on Thursday evening and thereafter activated its stakeholders to the scene He revealed that five persons were rescued and taken to Kubwa District Hospital noting that two of the patients had since been discharged As a follow up to the developing story of the collapsed building at Kubwa a suburb in the FCT the two trapped persons in the rubble have been rescued fatally injured The bodies of the two persons that lost their lives have been deposited at the Kubwa District Hospital mortuary Their relatives have been identified and were making arrangements for their burial The rescue operation at the collapsed site came to an end with five number of persons rescued alive three with various degrees of injuries while two persons were unhurt and discharged from the Kubwa District Hospital he said He commended all the stakeholders for their prompt response and cooperation including construction companies which is line with their corporate social responsibilities mobilised and deployed all their resources to saving live He also lauded the Security Agencies for their vigilance and support and t residents of the area for their cooperation during the rescue operations Idriss however appealed to developers to always obey the building code and warned residents to desist from living in uncompleted buildings Also Mr Ikharo Attah Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister said the owner of the property was fore warned by concerned residents The building was initially a shopping mall but the report we got from residents was that the owner was warned and at a certain point it was now being converted to a residential apartment The down was a shopping mall but they were putting up some blocks of flat on the first and second suspended floors You cannot alter a shopping mall and convert to a residential building thereby giving it more load that what it was meant to carry he said Attah added that the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello had ordered that tests be carried out on most of the high rise buildings around the area He noted that the combined team of security agencies at the scene is currently trailing the owner of the property who residents suggested may have absconded We have a policy in the FCTA that when a building collapses the land is forfeited and revoked and the place is converted into a park or garden for residents around the neighbourhood he added On his part Umar Shuaibu Coordinator Abuja Metropolitan Management Council blamed the incident on quackery and shady construction adding that the FCTA has a policy of subjecting old buildings to integrity test SSI NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abuja building collapse: 2 dead, 5 rescued
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    Abuja building collapse: 2 dead, 5 rescued

    Two persons were feared dead on Friday, while five were rescued from rubble after a storey building collapsed in Kubwa Satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building, which was under construction at Hamza Abdullahi Street Off Gado Nasco Road, equally housed a shopping mall.

    NAN also reports that the rescued operation was carried out by a combined team of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council and Federal Roads Maintenance Agency.

    Also among the rescued team were the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and others.

    One of the residents, Mrs Chinyere Okah, who spoke with NAN, confirmed that the building which was being converted from a shopping mall to a residential apartment collapsed on Thursday night at about 10:30 p.

    m. The Director-General, FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idriss, confirmed that two persons lost their lives in the incident, while the trapped persons had been rescued.

    Abbas explained that the agency received a distress call about the incident at 11.45 pm on Thursday evening and thereafter activated its stakeholders to the scene.

    He revealed that five persons were rescued and taken to Kubwa District Hospital, noting that two of the patients had since been discharged.

    “As a follow up to the developing story of the collapsed building at Kubwa, a suburb in the FCT, the two trapped persons in the rubble have been rescued fatally injured.

    “The bodies of the two persons that lost their lives have been deposited at the Kubwa District Hospital mortuary.

    Their relatives have been identified and were making arrangements for their burial.

    “The rescue operation at the collapsed site came to an end with five number of persons rescued alive, three with various degrees of injuries , while two persons were unhurt and discharged from the Kubwa District Hospital,” he said.

    He commended all the stakeholders for their prompt response and cooperation, including construction companies which is line with their corporate social responsibilities mobilised and deployed all their resources to saving live.

    He also lauded the Security Agencies for their vigilance and support and t residents of the area for their cooperation during the rescue operations.

    Idriss, however, appealed to developers to always obey the building code and warned residents to desist from living in uncompleted buildings.

    Also, Mr Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister, said the owner of the property was fore-warned by concerned residents.

    “The building was initially a shopping mall, but the report we got from residents was that the owner was warned, and at a certain point, it was now being converted to a residential apartment.

    “The down was a shopping mall, but they were putting up some blocks of flat on the first and second suspended floors.

    You cannot alter a shopping mall and convert to a residential building thereby giving it more load that what it was meant to carry,” he said.

    Attah added that the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello had ordered that tests be carried out on most of the high rise buildings around the area.

    He noted that the combined team of security agencies at the scene is currently trailing the owner of the property, who residents suggested may have absconded.

    “We have a policy in the FCTA that when a building collapses, the land is forfeited and revoked and the place is converted into a park or garden for residents around the neighbourhood,” he added.

    On his part, Umar Shuaibu, Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, blamed the incident on quackery and shady construction, adding that the FCTA has a policy of subjecting old buildings to integrity test.

    SSI
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA in collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA have donated medical equipment to the Asokoro District Hospital Abuja Presenting the medical equipment to the hospital the Director General of NIMASA Alhaji Bashir Jamoh said the gesture was part of efforts of the agency to add value to the services of the hospital Represented by Mr Isichei Osamgbi Director Special Duties NIMASA Jamoh also stated that the donation was part of the corporate social responsibility of the agency We will remain partners with FEMA and the hospital in the service to humanity The gesture is to support FEMA and Asokoro Hospital for the good job of caring for the sick and those in emergencies Earlier the Director General of FEMA Alhaji Abbas Idriss explained that the choice of Asokoro district hospital was due to harmonious working relationship between the agency and the hospital Asokoro District Hospital is our partners and our first point of contact whenever there is an emergency And they have never rejected us The FEMA boss who explained that the donation was symbolic stated that FEMA is conducting a needs assessment of all hospitals in the FCT and would make more donations The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the equipment donated include five drip stands 10 thermostats five suturing packs one autoclave sterilizer and two delivery packs Others are two beds one suction machine 10 bed sheets some hand sanitizers and nose masks NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCT agency, NIMASA donates equipments to Abuja hospital
     The FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA in collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA have donated medical equipment to the Asokoro District Hospital Abuja Presenting the medical equipment to the hospital the Director General of NIMASA Alhaji Bashir Jamoh said the gesture was part of efforts of the agency to add value to the services of the hospital Represented by Mr Isichei Osamgbi Director Special Duties NIMASA Jamoh also stated that the donation was part of the corporate social responsibility of the agency We will remain partners with FEMA and the hospital in the service to humanity The gesture is to support FEMA and Asokoro Hospital for the good job of caring for the sick and those in emergencies Earlier the Director General of FEMA Alhaji Abbas Idriss explained that the choice of Asokoro district hospital was due to harmonious working relationship between the agency and the hospital Asokoro District Hospital is our partners and our first point of contact whenever there is an emergency And they have never rejected us The FEMA boss who explained that the donation was symbolic stated that FEMA is conducting a needs assessment of all hospitals in the FCT and would make more donations The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the equipment donated include five drip stands 10 thermostats five suturing packs one autoclave sterilizer and two delivery packs Others are two beds one suction machine 10 bed sheets some hand sanitizers and nose masks NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCT agency, NIMASA donates equipments to Abuja hospital
    General news1 month ago

    FCT agency, NIMASA donates equipments to Abuja hospital

    The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have donated medical equipment to the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja.

    Presenting the medical equipment to the hospital, the Director-General of NIMASA, Alhaji Bashir Jamoh said the gesture was part of efforts of the agency to add value to the services of the hospital.

    Represented by Mr Isichei Osamgbi, Director Special Duties, NIMASA, Jamoh also stated that the donation was part of the corporate social responsibility of the agency.

    ” We will remain partners with FEMA and the hospital in the service to humanity.

    The gesture is to support FEMA and Asokoro Hospital for the good job of caring for the sick and those in emergencies.

    ” Earlier, the Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, explained that the choice of Asokoro district hospital was due to harmonious working relationship between the agency and the hospital.

    “Asokoro District Hospital is our partners and our first point of contact whenever there is an emergency.

    And they have never rejected us.

    ” The FEMA boss, who explained that the donation was symbolic, stated that FEMA is conducting a needs assessment of all hospitals in the FCT and would make more donations.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the equipment donated include five drip stands, 10 thermostats, five suturing packs, one autoclave sterilizer and two delivery packs.

    Others are two beds, one suction machine, 10 bed sheets, some hand sanitizers and nose masks.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Mr John Gabaya Chairman Bwari Area Council of the FCT on Friday inaugurated a 15 member Local Emergency Management Committee to prevent and address disaster issues The chairman in his address said that the committee was expected to educate and inform residents of the council on disaster prevention and control measures He also said that members would pay attention to environmental issues toward curbing related disasters and participate in search and rescue missions whenever there was such need This committee is also expected to assist the FCT Emergency Management Agency in tackling all emergency issues and also perform other functions as FEMA may require for the purpose of achieving it s objectives he added He named the council s vice chairman Mr Aminu Gumel as the chairman of the committee whose members included the Police Area Commander heads of fire service NSCDC VIO DSS Red Cross among others The chairman also inaugurated a 10 member ad hoc committee on the Verification and Issuance of Allocation Letters to Shop Subscribers in the council s Public Private Partner PPP markets The committee is expected to verify all shop and warehouse owners and issue appropriate title documents to them The committee is to verify subscribers to the markets based on the list to be provided by the respective developers It will also ensure that subscribers pay thier necessary fees using the bank statements to be provided by the respective developers It will also issue title documents and letters of allocation to subscribers and perform any other function as may be necessary in this regard Gabaya said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bwari Area Council inaugurates emergency management committee
     Mr John Gabaya Chairman Bwari Area Council of the FCT on Friday inaugurated a 15 member Local Emergency Management Committee to prevent and address disaster issues The chairman in his address said that the committee was expected to educate and inform residents of the council on disaster prevention and control measures He also said that members would pay attention to environmental issues toward curbing related disasters and participate in search and rescue missions whenever there was such need This committee is also expected to assist the FCT Emergency Management Agency in tackling all emergency issues and also perform other functions as FEMA may require for the purpose of achieving it s objectives he added He named the council s vice chairman Mr Aminu Gumel as the chairman of the committee whose members included the Police Area Commander heads of fire service NSCDC VIO DSS Red Cross among others The chairman also inaugurated a 10 member ad hoc committee on the Verification and Issuance of Allocation Letters to Shop Subscribers in the council s Public Private Partner PPP markets The committee is expected to verify all shop and warehouse owners and issue appropriate title documents to them The committee is to verify subscribers to the markets based on the list to be provided by the respective developers It will also ensure that subscribers pay thier necessary fees using the bank statements to be provided by the respective developers It will also issue title documents and letters of allocation to subscribers and perform any other function as may be necessary in this regard Gabaya said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bwari Area Council inaugurates emergency management committee
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    Bwari Area Council inaugurates emergency management committee

    Mr John Gabaya, Chairman, Bwari Area Council of the FCT, on Friday inaugurated a 15-member Local Emergency Management Committee to prevent and address disaster issues.

    The chairman, in his address, said that the committee was expected to educate and inform residents of the council on disaster prevention and control measures.

    He also said that members would pay attention to environmental issues toward curbing related disasters and participate in search and rescue missions whenever there was such need.

    “This committee is also expected to assist the FCT Emergency Management Agency in tackling all emergency issues, and also perform other functions as FEMA may require for the purpose of achieving it’s objectives,” he added.

    He named the council’s vice chairman, Mr Aminu Gumel, as the chairman of the committee whose  members included the Police Area Commander, heads of fire service, NSCDC, VIO, DSS, Red Cross, among others.

    The chairman also inaugurated a 10-member ad-hoc committee on the Verification and Issuance of Allocation Letters to Shop Subscribers in the council’s Public- Private- Partner (PPP) markets.

    The committee is expected to verify all shop and warehouse owners and issue appropriate title documents to them.

    “The committee is to verify subscribers to the markets based on the list to be provided by the respective developers.

    “It will also ensure that subscribers pay thier necessary fees using the bank statements to be provided by the respective developers.

    “It will also issue title documents and letters of allocation to subscribers and perform any other function as may be necessary in this regard,” Gabaya said.   


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  •  Mr Mustapha Ahmed Director General National Emergency Management Agency NEMA says the agency is better prepared to provide a well coordinated and timely response to emergencies in the country He said this at the end of an Incident Command System and Emergency Coordination Centre training in Abuja The training was facilitated by the United States of America Forest Service USFS with support from USAID for staff of NEMA and state emergency management sgencies This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Manzo Ezekiel Head Press Unit NEMA on Sunday The director general said that the series of trainings had no doubt advanced NEMA s expectations of deploying incident command systems for effective disaster response I make bold to say that we are now in a better position to provide a well coordinated and timely response to complex emergencies to save lives and enable speedy recovery The Incident Command System will equally enable us to deploy and utilise our human and material assets in a more efficient manner during sudden onset emergencies he said Ahmed who appreciated the facilitators of the training said that the long term Nigeria USA partnership has continued to yield positive impacts as he commended staff of the U S Embassy for driving the partnership He also congratulated the participants for successful completion of the training and urged them to utilise the knowledge gained in the improvement of disaster management and for the benefit of all In his remark the lead facilitator Mr Scott Dehnisch of the USFS said that the training modules were developed to meet specific expectations to further improve capacities for efficient coordination and utilisation of resources in disaster management He also expressed confidence in the sustenance of the renewed partnership between NEMA and USFS On his part Malam Musa Zakari Director Human Resource Management NEMA who is also a participant at the training explained that it was very intensive covering critical aspects of command and resource utilisation in the management of complex incidences and situations Other participants that also spoke were the Director General Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency FEMA Mr Idris Abbas and Executive Secretary Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency Muhammad Mukaddas They both appreciated NEMA for facilitating the participation of SEMAs in the training and commended the resource persons and the U S for their support towards improvement of disaster management in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We are prepared for emergency management – NEMA D-G
     Mr Mustapha Ahmed Director General National Emergency Management Agency NEMA says the agency is better prepared to provide a well coordinated and timely response to emergencies in the country He said this at the end of an Incident Command System and Emergency Coordination Centre training in Abuja The training was facilitated by the United States of America Forest Service USFS with support from USAID for staff of NEMA and state emergency management sgencies This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Manzo Ezekiel Head Press Unit NEMA on Sunday The director general said that the series of trainings had no doubt advanced NEMA s expectations of deploying incident command systems for effective disaster response I make bold to say that we are now in a better position to provide a well coordinated and timely response to complex emergencies to save lives and enable speedy recovery The Incident Command System will equally enable us to deploy and utilise our human and material assets in a more efficient manner during sudden onset emergencies he said Ahmed who appreciated the facilitators of the training said that the long term Nigeria USA partnership has continued to yield positive impacts as he commended staff of the U S Embassy for driving the partnership He also congratulated the participants for successful completion of the training and urged them to utilise the knowledge gained in the improvement of disaster management and for the benefit of all In his remark the lead facilitator Mr Scott Dehnisch of the USFS said that the training modules were developed to meet specific expectations to further improve capacities for efficient coordination and utilisation of resources in disaster management He also expressed confidence in the sustenance of the renewed partnership between NEMA and USFS On his part Malam Musa Zakari Director Human Resource Management NEMA who is also a participant at the training explained that it was very intensive covering critical aspects of command and resource utilisation in the management of complex incidences and situations Other participants that also spoke were the Director General Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency FEMA Mr Idris Abbas and Executive Secretary Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency Muhammad Mukaddas They both appreciated NEMA for facilitating the participation of SEMAs in the training and commended the resource persons and the U S for their support towards improvement of disaster management in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We are prepared for emergency management – NEMA D-G
    General news2 months ago

    We are prepared for emergency management – NEMA D-G

    Mr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says the agency is better prepared to provide a well coordinated and timely response to emergencies in the country.

    He said this at the end of an Incident Command System and Emergency Coordination Centre training in Abuja.

    The training was facilitated by the United States of America Forest Service (USFS) with support from USAID, for staff of NEMA and state emergency management sgencies.

    This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Manzo Ezekiel, Head, Press Unit, NEMA, on Sunday.

    The director-general said that the series of trainings had, no doubt, advanced NEMA’s expectations of deploying incident command systems for effective disaster response.

    “I make bold to say that, we are now in a better position to provide a well-coordinated and timely response to complex emergencies to save lives and enable speedy recovery.

    “The Incident Command System will equally enable us to deploy and utilise our human and material assets in a more efficient manner during sudden onset emergencies,” he said.

    Ahmed, who appreciated the facilitators of the training, said that the long term Nigeria-USA partnership has continued to yield positive impacts as he commended staff of the U.

    S. Embassy for driving the partnership.

    He also congratulated the participants for successful completion of the training and urged them to utilise the knowledge gained in the improvement of disaster management and for the benefit of all.

    In his remark, the lead facilitator, Mr Scott Dehnisch of the USFS, said that the training modules were developed to meet specific expectations to further improve capacities for efficient coordination and utilisation of resources in disaster management.

    He also expressed confidence in the sustenance of the renewed partnership between NEMA and USFS.

    On his part, Malam Musa Zakari, Director, Human Resource Management, NEMA, who is also a participant at the training, explained that it was very intensive, covering critical aspects of command and resource utilisation in the management of complex incidences and situations.

    Other participants that also spoke were the Director-General, Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mr Idris Abbas and Executive Secretary Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Mukaddas.

    They both appreciated NEMA for facilitating the participation of SEMAs in the training and commended the resource persons and the U.

    S. for their support towards improvement of disaster management in the country.


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  •  Kentucky s governor predicted bodies will continue to be found for weeks as the death toll from devastating flooding rose Sunday to 28 and rescuers embarked on a long and grueling effort to locate victims Some areas in the mountainous region are still inaccessible following the flooding in the state s east that turned roads into rivers washed out bridges and swept away houses Off and on rain plus poor cell phone service are also complicating rescue efforts This is one of the most devastating deadly floods that we have seen in our history And at a time that we re trying to dig out it s raining Governor Andy Beshear told NBC s Meet the Press We re going to work to go door to door work to find again as many people as we can We re even going to work through the rain But the weather is complicating it The number of dead in the flooding caused by torrential rain that began on Wednesday is expected to rise even further We re going to be finding bodies for weeks many of them swept hundreds of yards maybe a quarter mile plus from where they were lost Beshear said on Meet the Press The governor toured flooded areas and made stops in three counties on Sunday Across the rain soaked portions of the state more than 350 people are living temporarily in shelters he said In the town of Jackson the seat of hard hit Breathitt County state local and federal rescue teams and aid workers fanned out Some were distributing water bottles to those in need A boat marked FEMA Rescue 4 sat on a trailer indicating the presence of federal emergency crews Receding floodwaters had left a thick coating of dust on the streets as dark clouds presaged more rain ahead Some 35 miles 55 kilometers south in the tiny community of Buckhorn volunteers at a distribution center told AFP that 700 to 800 people had come through on Sunday alone to collect donated supplies ranging from food to paper towels and toiletries The floods hit a region of Kentucky that was already suffering from grinding poverty driven by the decline of the coal industry that was the heart of its economy taking everything from people who could least afford it It wiped out areas where people didn t have that much to begin with Beshear said Threat of more flooding Some areas in eastern Kentucky reported receiving more than eight inches 20 centimeters of rain in a 24 hour period The water level of the North Fork of the Kentucky River at Whitesburg rose to a staggering 20 feet within hours well above its previous record of 14 7 feet The National Weather Service s Weather Prediction Center warned of the potential for flooding in a swath of the United States including central and eastern Kentucky into Monday The threat of flash flooding will continue through the afternoon and early evening hours from showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall rates it said in a forecast President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration for the Kentucky flooding allowing federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts The eastern Kentucky flooding is the latest in a series of extreme weather events that scientists say are an unmistakable sign of climate change Nearly 60 people were killed in western Kentucky by a tornado in December 2021 a disaster that Beshear said offered lessons for current efforts on the other end of the state We learned a lot of lessons in western Kentucky on those devastating tornados about seven months ago so we are providing as much support as we can and we are moving fast from all over the state to help out he told CNN on Saturday
    Kentucky flood death toll hits 28 with more bodies expected
     Kentucky s governor predicted bodies will continue to be found for weeks as the death toll from devastating flooding rose Sunday to 28 and rescuers embarked on a long and grueling effort to locate victims Some areas in the mountainous region are still inaccessible following the flooding in the state s east that turned roads into rivers washed out bridges and swept away houses Off and on rain plus poor cell phone service are also complicating rescue efforts This is one of the most devastating deadly floods that we have seen in our history And at a time that we re trying to dig out it s raining Governor Andy Beshear told NBC s Meet the Press We re going to work to go door to door work to find again as many people as we can We re even going to work through the rain But the weather is complicating it The number of dead in the flooding caused by torrential rain that began on Wednesday is expected to rise even further We re going to be finding bodies for weeks many of them swept hundreds of yards maybe a quarter mile plus from where they were lost Beshear said on Meet the Press The governor toured flooded areas and made stops in three counties on Sunday Across the rain soaked portions of the state more than 350 people are living temporarily in shelters he said In the town of Jackson the seat of hard hit Breathitt County state local and federal rescue teams and aid workers fanned out Some were distributing water bottles to those in need A boat marked FEMA Rescue 4 sat on a trailer indicating the presence of federal emergency crews Receding floodwaters had left a thick coating of dust on the streets as dark clouds presaged more rain ahead Some 35 miles 55 kilometers south in the tiny community of Buckhorn volunteers at a distribution center told AFP that 700 to 800 people had come through on Sunday alone to collect donated supplies ranging from food to paper towels and toiletries The floods hit a region of Kentucky that was already suffering from grinding poverty driven by the decline of the coal industry that was the heart of its economy taking everything from people who could least afford it It wiped out areas where people didn t have that much to begin with Beshear said Threat of more flooding Some areas in eastern Kentucky reported receiving more than eight inches 20 centimeters of rain in a 24 hour period The water level of the North Fork of the Kentucky River at Whitesburg rose to a staggering 20 feet within hours well above its previous record of 14 7 feet The National Weather Service s Weather Prediction Center warned of the potential for flooding in a swath of the United States including central and eastern Kentucky into Monday The threat of flash flooding will continue through the afternoon and early evening hours from showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall rates it said in a forecast President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration for the Kentucky flooding allowing federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts The eastern Kentucky flooding is the latest in a series of extreme weather events that scientists say are an unmistakable sign of climate change Nearly 60 people were killed in western Kentucky by a tornado in December 2021 a disaster that Beshear said offered lessons for current efforts on the other end of the state We learned a lot of lessons in western Kentucky on those devastating tornados about seven months ago so we are providing as much support as we can and we are moving fast from all over the state to help out he told CNN on Saturday
    Kentucky flood death toll hits 28 with more bodies expected
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    Kentucky flood death toll hits 28 with more bodies expected

    Kentucky’s governor predicted bodies will continue to be found “for weeks” as the death toll from devastating flooding rose Sunday to 28 and rescuers embarked on a long and grueling effort to locate victims.

    Some areas in the mountainous region are still inaccessible following the flooding in the state’s east that turned roads into rivers, washed out bridges and swept away houses.

    Off-and-on rain plus poor cell phone service are also complicating rescue efforts.

    “This is one of the most devastating, deadly floods that we have seen in our history… And at a time that we’re trying to dig out, it’s raining,” Governor Andy Beshear told NBC’s “Meet the Press.

    ” “We’re going to work to go door to door, work to find, again, as many people as we can.

    We’re even going to work through the rain.

    But the weather is complicating it.

    ” The number of dead in the flooding, caused by torrential rain that began on Wednesday, is expected to rise even further.

    “We’re going to be finding bodies for weeks, many of them swept hundreds of yards, maybe a quarter mile-plus from where they were lost,” Beshear said on “Meet the Press.

    ” The governor toured flooded areas and made stops in three counties on Sunday.

    Across the rain-soaked portions of the state, more than 350 people are living temporarily in shelters, he said.

    In the town of Jackson, the seat of hard-hit Breathitt County, state, local and federal rescue teams and aid workers fanned out.

    Some were distributing water bottles to those in need.

    A boat marked “FEMA Rescue 4” sat on a trailer, indicating the presence of federal emergency crews.

    Receding floodwaters had left a thick coating of dust on the streets as dark clouds presaged more rain ahead.

    Some 35 miles (55 kilometers) south in the tiny community of Buckhorn, volunteers at a distribution center told AFP that 700 to 800 people had come through on Sunday alone to collect donated supplies ranging from food to paper towels and toiletries.

    The floods hit a region of Kentucky that was already suffering from grinding poverty — driven by the decline of the coal industry that was the heart of its economy — taking everything from people who could least afford it.

    “It wiped out areas where people didn’t have that much to begin with,” Beshear said.

    – Threat of more flooding –Some areas in eastern Kentucky reported receiving more than eight inches (20 centimeters) of rain in a 24-hour period.

    The water level of the North Fork of the Kentucky River at Whitesburg rose to a staggering 20 feet within hours, well above its previous record of 14.

    7 feet.

    The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center warned of the potential for flooding in a swath of the United States, including central and eastern Kentucky, into Monday.

    “The threat of flash flooding will continue through the afternoon and early evening hours from showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall rates,” it said in a forecast.

    President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration for the Kentucky flooding, allowing federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.

    The eastern Kentucky flooding is the latest in a series of extreme weather events that scientists say are an unmistakable sign of climate change.

    Nearly 60 people were killed in western Kentucky by a tornado in December 2021 — a disaster that Beshear said offered lessons for current efforts on the other end of the state.

    “We learned a lot of lessons in western Kentucky on those devastating tornados about seven months ago, so we are providing as much support as we can and we are moving fast from all over the state to help out,” he told CNN on Saturday.

  •  The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency FEMA has placed its local divers community vanguards and volunteers on red alert following an impact based forecast released by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency NiMet Mr Abbas Idriss the Director General FEMA disclosed this in a statement signed by Nkechi Isa Head Public Affairs FEMA on Tuesday in Abuja Idriss explained that the forecast anticipates heavy rainfall over parts of the FCT Niger Nasarawa and Kaduna states between July 26 and July 28 According to him the forecast anticipates rainfalls which are expected to be predominantly intermittent with isolated thunderstorms flash flooding of roads low lying settlements and river channels To mitigate the impact of the anticipated heavy rains FEMA has put all its community divers local committee vanguards and key stakeholders on red alert Similarly all community divers volunteers and vanguards have been issued modern rescue equipment including branded raincoats water jackets life buoys and reflective jackets Others are personal protective wears and mobile breathing apparatus as well as the provision of Closed User Group CUG communication gadgets to enhance their operations Other measures put in place include the collapse of the existing shift duty of rescuers to intensify surveillance for a prompt response during the period FEMA has also barricaded the exit and entrance into the Dogongada community in Lokogoma District which is always vulnerable to flooding Similarly FEMA has erected a standby duty post for FEMA rescue team for the community local vanguard by the River bank at Dogongada he said The FEMA boss appealed to FCT residents to avoid low lying terrains avoid standing under trees and unsecured structures Do not drive through running water and switch off electrical appliances before and not during the rains to avoid electrical shocks Idriss reiterated the commitment of FEMA to the protection of lives and property in the FCT He urged residents to call the 112 toll free emergency number in the event of an emergency NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NiMet Forecast: FEMA places local divers, community vanguards, volunteers on red alert
     The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency FEMA has placed its local divers community vanguards and volunteers on red alert following an impact based forecast released by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency NiMet Mr Abbas Idriss the Director General FEMA disclosed this in a statement signed by Nkechi Isa Head Public Affairs FEMA on Tuesday in Abuja Idriss explained that the forecast anticipates heavy rainfall over parts of the FCT Niger Nasarawa and Kaduna states between July 26 and July 28 According to him the forecast anticipates rainfalls which are expected to be predominantly intermittent with isolated thunderstorms flash flooding of roads low lying settlements and river channels To mitigate the impact of the anticipated heavy rains FEMA has put all its community divers local committee vanguards and key stakeholders on red alert Similarly all community divers volunteers and vanguards have been issued modern rescue equipment including branded raincoats water jackets life buoys and reflective jackets Others are personal protective wears and mobile breathing apparatus as well as the provision of Closed User Group CUG communication gadgets to enhance their operations Other measures put in place include the collapse of the existing shift duty of rescuers to intensify surveillance for a prompt response during the period FEMA has also barricaded the exit and entrance into the Dogongada community in Lokogoma District which is always vulnerable to flooding Similarly FEMA has erected a standby duty post for FEMA rescue team for the community local vanguard by the River bank at Dogongada he said The FEMA boss appealed to FCT residents to avoid low lying terrains avoid standing under trees and unsecured structures Do not drive through running water and switch off electrical appliances before and not during the rains to avoid electrical shocks Idriss reiterated the commitment of FEMA to the protection of lives and property in the FCT He urged residents to call the 112 toll free emergency number in the event of an emergency NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NiMet Forecast: FEMA places local divers, community vanguards, volunteers on red alert
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    NiMet Forecast: FEMA places local divers, community vanguards, volunteers on red alert

    The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has placed its local divers, community vanguards and volunteers on red alert following an impact-based forecast released by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet).

    Mr Abbas Idriss, the Director-General, FEMA, disclosed this in a statement signed by Nkechi Isa, Head, Public Affairs, FEMA on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Idriss explained that the forecast anticipates heavy rainfall over parts of the FCT, Niger, Nasarawa and Kaduna states between July 26 and July 28.

    According to him, the forecast anticipates rainfalls, which are expected to be predominantly intermittent with isolated thunderstorms, flash flooding of roads, low-lying settlements and river channels.

    “To mitigate the impact of the anticipated heavy rains, FEMA has put all its community divers, local committee vanguards and key stakeholders on red alert.

    “Similarly all community divers, volunteers and vanguards have been issued modern rescue equipment including branded raincoats, water jackets, life buoys and reflective jackets.

    “Others are personal protective wears and mobile breathing apparatus as well as the provision of Closed User Group,(CUG), communication gadgets to enhance their operations.

    “Other measures put in place include the collapse of the existing shift duty of rescuers to intensify surveillance for a prompt response during the period.

    “FEMA has also barricaded the exit and entrance into the Dogongada community in Lokogoma District, which is always vulnerable to flooding.

    “Similarly FEMA has erected a standby duty post for FEMA rescue team for the community local vanguard by the River bank at Dogongada,” he said.

    The FEMA boss appealed to FCT residents to avoid low-lying terrains, avoid standing under trees and unsecured structures.

    “Do not drive through running water and switch off electrical appliances before and not during the rains to avoid electrical shocks.

    Idriss reiterated the commitment of FEMA to the protection of lives and property in the FCT.

    He urged residents to call the 112 toll-free emergency number in the event of an emergency.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Risk Managers Society of Nigeria RIMSON has reiterated call for the creation of the Office of the Chief Risk Officer of the federation to coordinate all risks management in the country The President of the society Mr Gus Wiggle made the call at a two day 2022 National Risk Management Conference on Wednesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference is Repositioning for Economic Recovery Growth and Resilience Wiggle explained that the creation of the office would ensure that the country was proactively positioned in its planning budgeting and all short term and long term policies formulation and implementation to harness the limitless opportunities associated with emerging challenges He said that the creation of the office would ensure that Nigeria would proactively mitigate all human climatic and other emerging threats to national survival He said the input of the society to national discourse was needed more especially as the nation was about to experience another change in government and its associated socio economic impacts Globally the relevance of proactive deployment of risk management is across every sector and governance can no longer be downplayed The ongoing Russian Ukraine crisis coming after the massive impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic had greatly amplified the need for both corporate and national integration and implementation of risk management Therefore this year s risk management conference is a platform for formulating strategic roadmap for ensuring the nation s economy recovers fully from the losses associated with both local and global challenges I strongly believe the conference will provide critical takeaways on national concerns such as food security peaceful change of government business and national resilience safety and security of our transport system Wiggle assured that the society would continue to reinforce its pioneering role in its advocacy agenda and contributions towards risk management awareness and education And we will ensure the integration and implementation of risk management into every sector of our national life with the support of all stakeholders for the greater good of our dear nation He applauded the efforts of the current administration in the efforts towards standardising the practice of risk management in the country This gladdens our heart as a pointer to the realisation of the society s efforts for nearly four decades in promoting risk management awareness in the nation Alhaji Abbas Idriss the First Deputy Vice President of the society and Chairman Planning Committee of the conference said the conference focused on the problems associated with the Nigerian economy Idriss who is the Director General Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency FEMA emphasised the need for government to factor in risk management analysis in whatever it was doing We carefully selected the theme of the conference to address the issues that are affecting the economy We have touched about the transportation sector whereby how do we factor in risk management to be able to rescue any kind of risk associated with the transportation sector We have also talked about the election the 2023 forthcoming general elections How do we really look at the risk associated with the election Mr Usohu Isegen the Group General Manager Group Risk Management and Insurance Division Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd said the conference would provide policymakers and business leaders with data and information According to him data and information will help in the development of structural policies that will boost growth engender resilience and inclusiveness NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Society reiterates call for creation of chief risk officer’s office
     The Risk Managers Society of Nigeria RIMSON has reiterated call for the creation of the Office of the Chief Risk Officer of the federation to coordinate all risks management in the country The President of the society Mr Gus Wiggle made the call at a two day 2022 National Risk Management Conference on Wednesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference is Repositioning for Economic Recovery Growth and Resilience Wiggle explained that the creation of the office would ensure that the country was proactively positioned in its planning budgeting and all short term and long term policies formulation and implementation to harness the limitless opportunities associated with emerging challenges He said that the creation of the office would ensure that Nigeria would proactively mitigate all human climatic and other emerging threats to national survival He said the input of the society to national discourse was needed more especially as the nation was about to experience another change in government and its associated socio economic impacts Globally the relevance of proactive deployment of risk management is across every sector and governance can no longer be downplayed The ongoing Russian Ukraine crisis coming after the massive impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic had greatly amplified the need for both corporate and national integration and implementation of risk management Therefore this year s risk management conference is a platform for formulating strategic roadmap for ensuring the nation s economy recovers fully from the losses associated with both local and global challenges I strongly believe the conference will provide critical takeaways on national concerns such as food security peaceful change of government business and national resilience safety and security of our transport system Wiggle assured that the society would continue to reinforce its pioneering role in its advocacy agenda and contributions towards risk management awareness and education And we will ensure the integration and implementation of risk management into every sector of our national life with the support of all stakeholders for the greater good of our dear nation He applauded the efforts of the current administration in the efforts towards standardising the practice of risk management in the country This gladdens our heart as a pointer to the realisation of the society s efforts for nearly four decades in promoting risk management awareness in the nation Alhaji Abbas Idriss the First Deputy Vice President of the society and Chairman Planning Committee of the conference said the conference focused on the problems associated with the Nigerian economy Idriss who is the Director General Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency FEMA emphasised the need for government to factor in risk management analysis in whatever it was doing We carefully selected the theme of the conference to address the issues that are affecting the economy We have touched about the transportation sector whereby how do we factor in risk management to be able to rescue any kind of risk associated with the transportation sector We have also talked about the election the 2023 forthcoming general elections How do we really look at the risk associated with the election Mr Usohu Isegen the Group General Manager Group Risk Management and Insurance Division Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd said the conference would provide policymakers and business leaders with data and information According to him data and information will help in the development of structural policies that will boost growth engender resilience and inclusiveness NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Society reiterates call for creation of chief risk officer’s office
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    Society reiterates call for creation of chief risk officer’s office

    The Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON) has reiterated call for the creation of the Office of the Chief Risk Officer of the federation to coordinate all risks management in the country.

    The President of the society, Mr Gus Wiggle made the call at a two-day 2022 National Risk Management Conference on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference is: “Repositioning for Economic Recovery, Growth and Resilience”.

    Wiggle explained that the creation of the office would ensure that the country was proactively positioned in its planning, budgeting and all short-term and long-term policies formulation and implementation to harness the limitless opportunities associated with emerging challenges.

    He said that the creation of the office would ensure that Nigeria would proactively mitigate all human, climatic and other emerging threats to national survival.

    He said the input of the society to national discourse was needed more, especially as the nation was about to experience another change in government and its associated socio- economic impacts.

    “Globally, the relevance of proactive deployment of risk management is across every sector and governance can no longer be downplayed.

    “The ongoing Russian-Ukraine crisis coming after the massive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic had greatly amplified the need for both corporate and national integration and implementation of risk management.

    “Therefore, this year’s risk management conference is a platform for formulating strategic roadmap for ensuring the nation’s economy recovers fully from the losses associated with both local and global challenges.

    “I strongly believe the conference will provide critical takeaways on national concerns such as food security, peaceful change of government, business and national resilience, safety, and security of our transport system.” Wiggle assured that the society would continue to reinforce its pioneering role in its advocacy agenda and contributions towards risk management awareness and education.

    “And we will ensure the integration and implementation of risk management into every sector of our national life with the support of all stakeholders for the greater good of our dear nation.” He applauded the efforts of the current administration in the efforts towards standardising the practice of risk management in the country.

    “This gladdens our heart as a pointer to the realisation of the society’s efforts for nearly four decades in promoting risk management awareness in the nation.” Alhaji Abbas Idriss, the First Deputy Vice President of the society and Chairman Planning Committee of the conference, said the conference focused on the problems associated with the Nigerian economy.

    Idriss, who is the Director-General, Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), emphasised the need for government to factor in risk management analysis in whatever it was doing.

    “We carefully selected the theme of the conference to address the issues that are affecting the economy.

    “We have touched about the transportation sector whereby how do we factor in risk management to be able to rescue any kind of risk associated with the transportation sector.

    “We have also talked about the election the 2023 forthcoming general elections.

    How do we really look at the risk associated with the election?” Mr Usohu Isegen, the Group General Manager, Group Risk Management and Insurance Division, Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd.

    said the conference would provide policymakers and business leaders with data and information.

    According to him, data and information will help in the development of structural policies that will boost growth, engender resilience and inclusiveness.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency FEMA on Monday in Abuja reiterated its commitment toward ensuring the security and wellbeing of all Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the territory The Director General of the agency Alhaji Abbas Idriss gave the assurance at the 2022 Eid el Kabir Celebration with IDPs of the FCT The event was organised by the agency in partnership with Ufuk Dialogue an NGO at Gymnasium Package B MKO Abiola National Stadium I want to assure you on behalf of the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello that you are rest assured for your security and also your livelihood he said Idriss said the event signified a new chapter in the agency s emergency response mandate adding that such kind and thoughtful gesture meant a lots to the IDPs and stakeholders alike We are therefore certain that this engagement will promote culture coexistence mutual dialogue understanding and will help to establish common platform for information data and opinion exchange The success of humanitarian interventions and support usually comes down to the commitment brought to them by volunteers and the emergency support agencies The D G who commended Ufuk dialogue for the benevolence however said that there was so much yet to be done To say the least the FCT is home to over 30 000 IDPs and there is no guarantee the number won t swell further As such we need all hands on deck On his part The President of UFUK Dialogue Mr Emrah Ilgen said the organisation was doing a lots to bring Nigerians from diverse ethic and religious backgrounds together We have to work together to bring peace We don t need conflict we need peace in this country because Nigeria is a very important country I am living in Nigeria for the past nine years so it is my country and I am proud as a Nigerian and I want to see the country s development in unity and togetherness he said Also a leader of Abuja IDPs Malam Abubakar Mustapha commended Ufuk Dialogue and the agency for celebrating Eid el Kabir in a bigger way for the community According to him such gesture is coming for the first time Mustapha however solicited employment opportunities empowerment and medical assistance for IDPs in the nation s capital Many of us are ready and willing to embrace farming but we don t have access to farmland that we can cultivate We also have some of our members who are battling with one illness or the other We appeal to the Federal Capital Territory Administration and all government institutions in Abuja to come to our aide NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FEMA assures security, wellbeing of IDPs in Abuja
     The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency FEMA on Monday in Abuja reiterated its commitment toward ensuring the security and wellbeing of all Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the territory The Director General of the agency Alhaji Abbas Idriss gave the assurance at the 2022 Eid el Kabir Celebration with IDPs of the FCT The event was organised by the agency in partnership with Ufuk Dialogue an NGO at Gymnasium Package B MKO Abiola National Stadium I want to assure you on behalf of the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello that you are rest assured for your security and also your livelihood he said Idriss said the event signified a new chapter in the agency s emergency response mandate adding that such kind and thoughtful gesture meant a lots to the IDPs and stakeholders alike We are therefore certain that this engagement will promote culture coexistence mutual dialogue understanding and will help to establish common platform for information data and opinion exchange The success of humanitarian interventions and support usually comes down to the commitment brought to them by volunteers and the emergency support agencies The D G who commended Ufuk dialogue for the benevolence however said that there was so much yet to be done To say the least the FCT is home to over 30 000 IDPs and there is no guarantee the number won t swell further As such we need all hands on deck On his part The President of UFUK Dialogue Mr Emrah Ilgen said the organisation was doing a lots to bring Nigerians from diverse ethic and religious backgrounds together We have to work together to bring peace We don t need conflict we need peace in this country because Nigeria is a very important country I am living in Nigeria for the past nine years so it is my country and I am proud as a Nigerian and I want to see the country s development in unity and togetherness he said Also a leader of Abuja IDPs Malam Abubakar Mustapha commended Ufuk Dialogue and the agency for celebrating Eid el Kabir in a bigger way for the community According to him such gesture is coming for the first time Mustapha however solicited employment opportunities empowerment and medical assistance for IDPs in the nation s capital Many of us are ready and willing to embrace farming but we don t have access to farmland that we can cultivate We also have some of our members who are battling with one illness or the other We appeal to the Federal Capital Territory Administration and all government institutions in Abuja to come to our aide NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FEMA assures security, wellbeing of IDPs in Abuja
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    FEMA assures security, wellbeing of IDPs in Abuja

    The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday in Abuja reiterated its commitment toward ensuring the security and wellbeing of all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the territory.The Director-General of the agency, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, gave the assurance at the 2022 Eid-el-Kabir Celebration with IDPs of the FCT.The event was organised by the agency in partnership with Ufuk Dialogue, an NGO, at Gymnasium Package B, MKO Abiola National Stadium.“I want to assure you on behalf of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, that you are rest assured for your security and also your livelihood,” he said.Idriss said the event signified a new chapter in the agency’s emergency response mandate, adding that such kind and thoughtful gesture meant a lots to the IDPs and stakeholders alike.“We are, therefore, certain that this engagement will promote culture, coexistence, mutual dialogue, understanding and will help to establish common platform for information, data and opinion exchange.“The success of humanitarian interventions and support usually comes down to the commitment brought to them by volunteers and the emergency support agencies.”The D-G, who commended Ufuk dialogue for the benevolence, however, said that there was so much yet to be done.“To say the least, the FCT is home to over 30,000 IDPs and there is no guarantee the number won’t swell further. As such, we need all hands on deck.”On his part, The President of UFUK Dialogue, Mr Emrah Ilgen, said the organisation was doing a lots to bring Nigerians from diverse ethic and religious backgrounds together.We have to work together to bring peace. We don’t need conflict, we need peace in this country because Nigeria is a very important country.“I am living in Nigeria for the past nine years, so it is my country and I am proud as a Nigerian and I want to see the country’s development in unity and togetherness,” he said.Also, a leader of Abuja IDPs, Malam Abubakar Mustapha, commended Ufuk Dialogue and the agency for celebrating Eid-el-Kabir in a bigger way for the community.According to him, such gesture is coming for the first time.Mustapha, however, solicited employment opportunities, empowerment and medical assistance for IDPs in the nation’s capital.“Many of us are ready and willing to embrace farming but we don’t have access to farmland that we can cultivate. We also have some of our members who are battling with one illness or the other.“We appeal to the Federal Capital Territory Administration and all government institutions in Abuja to come to our aide.”NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Internally Displaced Persons IDPs residing at Yimitu settlement in Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC have been empowered with a groundnut oil processing equipment to give them a new lease of life The equipment was donated by the Japan International Corporation Agency JICA in collaboration with the FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA A statement signed by Nkechi Isa Head Public Affairs unit of FEMA on Wednesday in Abuja said that the IDPs were trained on the use of the equipment Alhaji Abass Idriss the Director General FEMA commended JICA for its numerous interventions in IDPs settlement and for improving the lives of the settlers He appealed to residents of the settlement to utilise and manage the installed equipment judiciously for economic development and to improve their wellbeing He also called on the residents to protect the equipment and to cascade the training to other women in the settlement Mr Alkali Muhammad the Managing Director North East Development Commission NEDC commended JICA for empowering the women in view of the important role they play in the society Muhammad represented by Hajia Fatima Ciroma urged the women to use the skill acquired and the equipment to generate income in other to be self sufficient JICA s representative Mr Yuzurio Susumu said thst the aim of the empowerment programme was to enable the IDPs fend for themselves Susumu noted that the agency would continue to strengthen the capacity of IDPs to improve their livelihoods In her remarks Mrs Halita Joseph women leader of the IDPs settlement who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries appreciated the agencies for the empowerment programme noting that it would improve their livelihoods NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FEMA, JICA empower IDPs in Abuja
     Internally Displaced Persons IDPs residing at Yimitu settlement in Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC have been empowered with a groundnut oil processing equipment to give them a new lease of life The equipment was donated by the Japan International Corporation Agency JICA in collaboration with the FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA A statement signed by Nkechi Isa Head Public Affairs unit of FEMA on Wednesday in Abuja said that the IDPs were trained on the use of the equipment Alhaji Abass Idriss the Director General FEMA commended JICA for its numerous interventions in IDPs settlement and for improving the lives of the settlers He appealed to residents of the settlement to utilise and manage the installed equipment judiciously for economic development and to improve their wellbeing He also called on the residents to protect the equipment and to cascade the training to other women in the settlement Mr Alkali Muhammad the Managing Director North East Development Commission NEDC commended JICA for empowering the women in view of the important role they play in the society Muhammad represented by Hajia Fatima Ciroma urged the women to use the skill acquired and the equipment to generate income in other to be self sufficient JICA s representative Mr Yuzurio Susumu said thst the aim of the empowerment programme was to enable the IDPs fend for themselves Susumu noted that the agency would continue to strengthen the capacity of IDPs to improve their livelihoods In her remarks Mrs Halita Joseph women leader of the IDPs settlement who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries appreciated the agencies for the empowerment programme noting that it would improve their livelihoods NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FEMA, JICA empower IDPs in Abuja
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    FEMA, JICA empower IDPs in Abuja

    Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) residing at Yimitu settlement in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) have been empowered with a groundnut oil processing equipment, to give them a new lease of life.

    The equipment was donated by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    A statement signed by Nkechi Isa, Head, Public Affairs unit of FEMA on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the IDPs were trained on the use of the equipment.

    Alhaji Abass Idriss, the Director-General, FEMA, commended JICA for its numerous interventions in IDPs settlement and for improving the lives of the settlers.

    He appealed to residents of the settlement to utilise and manage the installed equipment judiciously for economic development and to improve their wellbeing.

    He also called on the residents to protect the equipment and to cascade the training to other women in the settlement.

    Mr Alkali Muhammad, the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), commended JICA for empowering the women in view of the important role they play in the society.

    Muhammad, represented by Hajia Fatima Ciroma, urged the women to use the skill acquired and the equipment to generate income in other to be self sufficient.

    JICA’s representative, Mr Yuzurio Susumu, said thst the aim of the empowerment programme was to enable the IDPs fend for themselves.

    Susumu noted that the agency would continue to strengthen the capacity of IDPs to improve their livelihoods.

    In her remarks, Mrs Halita Joseph, women leader of the IDPs settlement, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, appreciated the agencies for the empowerment programme, noting that it would improve their livelihoods.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN