The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to help collaborate with the agency in educating residents on Disaster Response and Risks Reduction (DRR).
NEMA FCT zonal coordinator, Ishaa Isa Chonoko, made the call after the agency’s one day training and meeting with FCT stakeholders on disaster response with the theme “Reducing Disaster through Adequate Education of Citizenry”.
According to him, whatever happens in the FCT would definitely affect the other parts of the world as it is the seat of power that houses several embassies.
He said Nigerians need to be educated on how to respond during emergencies and that Disaster Response and Risk Reduction be given both national and local priorities with a strong institutional basis for implementation.
“People should be able to identify, assess and monitor disaster risk and enhance early warning, use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels and reduce the underlying risk factors,” he said.
In another development, NEMA has donated building materials to the victims of tanker fire incident which affected 17 households in Gajiri village, Suleja, Niger State recently. The materials comprising 50 bundles of zinc, 200 bags of cement, 40 bags of roofing nails, 600 pieces of planks, were presented to the victims by the agency’s FCT zonal coordinator, Ishaya Isa Chonoko.