The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will work very closely with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to improve emergency preparedness and promote timely response to emergency situations in the nation’s capital.

Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this disclosure in Abuja when the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib Ahmed, paid him a courtesy visit.

 Malam Bello assured that the FCTA will provide suitable locations in the city centre for the construction of an alternative Emergency Response and Ambulance Bay (ERAB) to replace the one destroyed during some unrests in the past.

In his remarks the DG (NEMA) assured that the NEMA will continue to engage the FEMA and other stakeholders in the FCT on capacity building of their personnel at both tactical and operational levels.

The DG further disclosed that NEMA has established an operational office to cater for the FCT and Kogi State, adding that the Agency has commenced the process of renovating and reactivating its Emergency Response Bays located in strategic sites of Abuja equipped with MICUs and trained paramedics for timely disaster response.