NEMA ed­u­cates Bauchi people on flood

Daily Trust - - ENVIRONMENT - From Ahmed Mo­hammed, Bauchi

The Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (MEMA), Gombe oper­a­tion of­fice, has or­gan­ised a work­shop on preven­tion, mit­i­ga­tion and pre­pared­ness ahead of the rainy sea­son.

The de­vel­op­ment came on the heels of the pre­dic­tion of flood dis­as­ter by the Nigeria Metro log­i­cal Agency (NIMET).

The head of oper­a­tion Gombe, Mr. Jediel Apollo, stated re­cently, at De­vel­op­ment Ex­change Cen­tre in Bauchi that the aim of the work­shop was to train and cre­ate aware­ness on the ex­pected dis­as­ter so that it will be con­troled.

Apollo said that the ef­fect of flood dis­as­ter in the re­cent past has re­duced sig­nif­i­cantly com­pared to the ex­pe­ri­ences in the last four years.

“In the past four years our agency had en­trenched a sys­tem of cre­at­ing nec­es­sary aware­ness for flood preven­tion, mit­i­ga­tion, and pre­pared­ness which yielded pos­i­tive re­sults as the men­ace of flood­ing was brought to its barest min­i­mum,” he said.

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