The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has urged Abuja residents to stay alert to the predictions issued by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA).
The Director-General of the agency, Abbas Idriss, gave the advice at the
2021 Annual Flood Review and Preparedness Meeting with 150 Divers,
Community Vanguard, Local Emergency Committees and Town Criers,
on Friday in Abuja.
Idriss explained that the predictions as issued by the two agencies have
implications on various sectors of the economy, be it agriculture,
transportation, water resources, communication, energy, other critical
sectors and disaster management.
Idriss said that FEMA at the community level had to make greater use of
town criers, in addition to electronic media, to carry out flood
sensitisation and awareness campaign, especially in remote