UNICEF partners NEMA to review national contingency plan for Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has partnered with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to review the contingency plan for Nigeria during a three-day workshop organized by both organizations.

The Director-General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Habib Ahmed gave an address at the workshop, which kicked off on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, and ended on Friday, October 21, 2022, in Makurdi, Benue State, for the North Central Zone.

Ahmed stressed the need for stakeholders in disaster management to marshal out a proactive disaster management plan and system to reduce losses during disasters or emergencies in the country.

The D-G NEMA, represented by the NEMA North Central Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Eugene Nyelong said it was a universally recognized fact that “preparedness before the occurrence of disaster helps to a large extent to reduce both human and property losses.”

According to him, efficient organization and detailed planning help to mitigate the impact of disasters and also lead to early recovery and rebuilding of affected segments of society.

“It is in light of this, that NEMA in collaboration with UNICEF is reviewing the National Contingency Plan for the country at the sub-national level.

“The review strategy adopted is bottom up, with a consultative and participatory approach; hence, the caliber of stakeholders present in this workshop,” he said.



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