FG Develops Risk Mapping Assessment Tool To Reduce Disasters

The Federal Government has produced a Risk Mapping and Assessment tool as part of national strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction DRR.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Faruq, made this known this in Abuja during the monthly seminar organized by the Bureau of Public Reforms, with the theme ‘Humanitarian policies as a tool for effective humanitarian responses and disaster management in Nigeria’.

The minister who was represented by Deputy Director, Disaster Management Abubakar Suleiman said there was urgent need for the setting of DRR governance structures in States and Local Government Areas, as well as enactment of appropriate legislations and plans for effective coordination.

Sadiya said the ministry would continue to engage regulatory agencies, professional institutions and communities to participate in the DRR and promote funding mechanisms and insurance.

The minister added that the ministry would facilitate the training of community first responders and other frontline stakeholders on disaster risk reduction.