Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello has announced plans to improve emergency response and disaster management in Abuja, in partnership with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The minister, today, August 7, at a meeting with NEMA Director-General, Mustapha Habib Ahmed said that the administration has been making efforts to enforce planning regulations in flood-prone areas and that a partnership with the agency would be more effective.
Muhammad Musa Bello underscored the importance of an effective collaboration between the two agencies of government, even as he appreciated the support of NEMA in flooding incidents and occasional disasters, including its capacity building and palliative support which he said have been very helpful.
He assured that the Administration will work to ensure the successful hosting of the Agency’s forthcoming National Conference on Disaster Management, scheduled to take place in the capital city.
This was even as the NEMA boss said that the agency will continue to build the capacity of personnel and stakeholders within the FCT, both on tactical and operational levels.