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FEMA PRESS RELEASE Dry Season Campaign, FEMA Moves Campaign To Kwali; Inaugurates LEMC.

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The Local Emergency Management Committee,(LEMC) has been described as a key component in disaster management, given its role as a first responder when a disaster occurs.
The Director, of Forecasting, Response and Mitigation, Mrs Florence Wenegieme stated this at the dry season sensitization campaign in Kwali Area Council.
She informed that in line with online global best practices, it is expected that every local government should have a LEMC
Mrs Wenegieme urged the executive of the Council, councilors, and traditional rulers to take the campaign to their wards and communities to cascade the message to the grassroots.
She specifically spoke on common disasters during the dry season,
” Outbreak of fire, epidemic. That is why we have brought the Sensitization to the grassroots to take it down to the grassroots. It must be all-inclusive, nobody should be left out”.
The Director FRM, appealed to the people to avoid bush burning, the use of substandard electrical products, building under high tension cables, and the sale of petroleum
products under high tension cables”
In response, the Chairman of the Council, Mr Danladi Chiya said that the Council grapples with flooding in communities like Gwarko, and Ashara during the rainy season
Stressing his commitment to saving lives, Chiya said the Council observes a monthly compulsory sanitation exercise to clear drainages.
Inaugurating the LEMC, the Chairman promised to support them achieve their mandate which includes responding to disasters like flooding, fire, building collapse, and other disasters in the Council.
The LEMC is chaired by the Vice Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Mohammed Yakubu with members drawn from the police, fire services, civil defense corps, representatives of the youth, Etsu Kwali, local vigilante, National Orientation Agency, and directors of various Secretariat.

Nkechi Isa
Head, Public Affairs
February 12,2023.

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