The threat of disaster to a nation and its management cannot be overstated, and it is in this context that the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Mustapha Habib Ahmed received Alhaji Abbas Idriss, Director-General of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), who led the management of his agency on an official visit to the NEMA Headquarters in Abuja on Friday, August 6, 2021.
The DG NEMA was joined by management staff in receiving the team from FEMA. The DG NEMA and DG FEMA discussed enhancing collaboration between the two agencies to further improve disaster management in the FCT.
These include areas of capacity development, disaster and risk assessment, vulnerability capacity assessment (VCA) amongst others.
In addition, DG Mustapha Habib assured that the agency is prepared to work with FEMA and all other agencies of government, the private sector, NGOs, and individuals to promote the resilience and sustainable development of the FCT.
Earlier, the DG FCT FEMA Idris Abbas said the purpose of the visit was to congratulate the DG NEMA on his appointment and solicit better collaboration between the two agencies.
He specifically requested NEMA to include the staff of FEMA in its specialized training programs and disaster assessment.