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Disaster Management, FEMA Inaugurates LEMC in Abaji.
The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has again underscored the importance of the Local Emergency Management Committee LEMC in tackling disasters at the grassroots.
The Director of Forecasting Response and Mitigation,(FRM), Mrs. Florence Wenegieme stated this at the Inauguration of the LEMC in Abaji Area Council.
Mrs. Wenegieme informed that the LEMC was established to ensure disaster risk reduction at the community level.
“You are the first responder when a disaster occurs before FEMA and other stakeholders arrive on the scene”.
She further stated that the NEMA Act provides for the establishment of state emergency management agencies as well as local emergency councils.
According to the Director FRM, FEMA would train members of the committee on how to identify hazards peculiar to their areas of operation and how to carry out rescue operations effectively and inclusively.
Inaugurating the LEMC, the Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Hon. Abubakar Abdullahi pledged his commitment to the procurement of a fire truck, a vehicle, and motorcycles for the committee to strengthen emergency response in the Council.
The Chairman commended FEMA for efforts to actualize the Inauguration of the LEMC.
He also applauded the Sensitization campaigns embarked upon by FEMA in Abaji and urged the committee to ensure no one is left behind when a disaster occurs.

Nkechi Isa
Head, Public Affairs
February 29,2024

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