Naomi Gabriel —
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed yesterday at a two-day Experts’ Technical Meeting to analyse the 2022 SCP, in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja said the agency will continue to map out vulnerable communities in response to the 2022 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP), as released by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet).
In an event that had in attendance amongst others, representatives from NiMet, FEMA, Red Cross, FRSC, Ministry of Education, NSCDC, Police, National Orientation Agency, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), and academia, Ahmed, who was represented by the Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, NEMA, Mr Alhassan Nuhu said the impact of flood and other disasters on lives and property depended on the country’s level of preparedness.
He admitted that it was important to simplify the predictions to vulnerable communities to stimulate early actions against climate risks in the country.
“I am convinced that the early warning messages which shall be developed in collaboration with stakeholders here will help to prepare states chief executives, state emergency management agencies, he said.
“Local emergency management committees and other stakeholders to take necessary action required to facilitate risk reduction in their respective jurisdiction.
“NEMA will also continue to map vulnerable communities based on the prediction as indicated by our climate risk monitoring agencies to enhance and direct enlightenment campaign in critical states,” he stated.