The National Emergency Management Agency has opened new operation offices in Kano, Adamawa and Edo states, in effort to bring disaster management closer to communities and reduce response time.
The Director General, Muhammad Sani Sidi disclosed that as the Federal agency saddled with the responsibility of
coordinating disaster management and related matters in the country, NEMA is making conscious efforts to build stakeholders’ capacity and devise an appropriate mechanism to address the various facets of disaster risk
reduction, namely- prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
He said, there is the need for cooperation and collaboration of all stakeholders at the Federal, State, Local Government and Community levels.
He said requests for NEMA’s intervention, even for minor incidents, across the country, is a testimony to the level of confidence placed on the Agency by members of the public.
With the creation of Adamawa, Kano and Edo Operation Offices, the agency now has a total of nine operation offices and six zonal offices across the country.