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NEMA tasks govts on flood disaster

NEMA tasks govts on flood disaster

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
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Government at all levels have been urged to put adequate disaster management measures in place to avoid the recurrence of 2018 flood disaster.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Southwest Coordinator, Mr Olusegun Afolayan made the call at a stakeholders’ meeting on disaster management in Osogbo.

Afolayan said as a result of the flood disaster in 2018, many of the affected communities across the country were still struggling to recover.

The coordinator, while speaking on the theme; “Coordination, Cooperation and Communication: Role of Stakeholders in Disaster Management,” said all hands should be on deck to ensure proper coordination and cooperation among stakeholders in managing disasters.

He said early warning signs must be timely and understood to those at risk, while stakeholders must ensure proper coordination in managing different forms of disaster.

In his lecture, former Deputy Director, Disaster Reduction Department, NEMA, Alhaji Iyiola Akande said there was urgent need for SEMA to be adequately funded to perform its disaster management role effectively.

Akande, who said disaster management was multi-dimension in nature, added that stakeholders must collaborate to minimise the impact of disasters.

In his remarks, the Osun State SEMA General Manager, Oluyemi Olanrewaju said the agency had been collaborating with NEMA to organise disaster management workshop and to provide relieve materials to disaster victims in the state.

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