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FEMA Directs NGOs, Faith-Based Groups To Notify It Before Accessing Vulnerable Residents Of The FCT.

Non Governmental Organizations,(NGOs), faith based societies, groups, and spirited individuals seeking to carry out any outreach this coming Christmas and the New Year have been directed to first notify FEMA, NEMA or the Social Welfare Department of the FCT Administration officially before accessing IDP Camps, Destitute and orphanage Homes, within the six (6) Area Councils of the FCT.

The directive is to ensure proper documentation and profiling before the sharing of food and other consumables to indigent people in the FCT.

Any persons, groups, society, NGOs, or faith-based societies violating this directive will be apprehended by security agencies and prosecuted according to the law.

The directive had become necessary following media reports alleging hospitalization of 200 pupils of a school in Osun State who took ill after the consumption of food served by an NGO.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the Acting Director General of FEMA,Mr Mohammed Ibrahim Sabo assured that the Agency in collaboration with it’s stakeholders is on red alert to ensure a risk free Christmas and New Year celebration.

Mr Mohammed Sabo appealed to vulnerable residents of FCT to exercise caution in accepting cooked food from groups or NGOs.

According to the Ag DG, FEMA could be contacted on the following numbers for useful information to avert threats and risk to life.
112 toll free number or +234- 8188888766.
Nkechi Isa
Head,Public Affairs
18th December, 2023.

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