The National Emergency Management (NEMA), South-east zone, the Nigerian military, police and other stakeholders met Tuesday in Enugu to share experiences on handling of mass casualty in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) incident.
The one day meeting was organized by the South-east office of NEMA in Enugu.
In his opening remarks, Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi, who was represented by the South-east zonal coordinator of the agency, Dr. Bandele Onimode, said the exercise became necessary in view of the insecurity challenges facing the nation.
According to him, sharing experiences would afford NEMA and other stakeholders to learn from each other as well as re-strategize for the onerous task ahead.
Commending Enugu State government for its support to SEMA, Sidi appealed to the government to improve its support to the agency through the provision of utility vehicles and befitting office.
He maintained that war against disasters in the country could only be won through collaboration among stakeholders such as security operatives. He also assured that as a disaster coordinating agency in the country, NEMA would continue to play its role towards mitigating disasters in the country.