Disaster Management: Senate Committee Advocates More Support For NEMA

Senate Committee on Special Duties has advocated for more support to strengthen the capacity and operations of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA to manage the increasing spate of disasters in the country.

The committee made the recommendation when its members visited the agency on an oversight visit.

This is contained in a statement signed by Head, Press Unit of the agency Manzo Ezekiel in Abuja.

According to the statement, Chairman of the Committee, Yusuf Yusuf, said the increasing incidents and complexity of disasters required efficient response which could only be achieved with proper investment in disaster management.

Yusuf, who said that the visit was to appraise budget implementation by NEMA, also commended the management of the agency for being prudent with funds in the management of the disasters in the country.

Responding, Director General, NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, appreciated the committee for the oversight visit; he said the agency had continued to receive tremendous supports and attention of President Muhammadu Buhari in the delivery of its mandates.