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Flooding: NEMA Activates Operational Offices Nationwide to Support States

The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Zubaida Umar, yesterday announced that the agency had activated all zonal, territorial and operation offices nationwide in furtherance of its proactive flood risk management.

A statement by the Head, Press Unit, Manzo Ezekiel, said that this was with a view to working with the States Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs) within their area of responsibilities to carry out rescue operations and conduct assessment of the situation.

The NEMA zonal, territorial and operation offices are located in Lagos, Ibadan, Ekiti, Abuja, Minna, Jos, Enugu, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Edo, Uyo, Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Yola and Gombe.

At the headquarters, NEMA also operates a toll-free emergency contact line: 0800CALLNEMA (080022556362) in addition to all its social media platforms through which feedback from members of the public can be received nationwide, the statement added.

Consequently,  NEMA search and rescue officers, the agency said, have been deployed across the states and providing the much desired support in coordination of rescue operations with SEMAs and other stakeholders at recently flooded areas and communities.

The agency is also conducting rapid assessment to determine any further assistance that may be required in the impacted communities.

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