Kaduna — The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday summoned stakeholders in disaster management in Kaduna State to brain storm on how to tackle the impending flood as predicted by NIMET.
The representative of the Director General of NEMA, Dr Alhassan Nuhu, who was accompanied to Kaduna by the United Nation Coordinator on Humanitarian in the Sahel region, David Gressly, said they were in Kaduna to access the level of preparedness of response agencies.
"NEMA as the coordinating agency is more concerned about the collaboration of response agencies. I must state here that NEMA operates a federal system were issues of disaster can be tackled by the local, state and the Federal Government", he said.
On his part, the United Nation Coordinator on Humanitarian in the Sahel region, David Gressly said they have identified nine countries in the Sahel region that need assistance, and that Nigeria is one of them.
The North-West Zonal Director of NEMA, Musa Ilallah, on his part said one of the challenges they had in the past was how to manage the camps, adding that what they need from the UN is training. Also speaking, representative of the Nigerian Air Force, Air commodore P.B. Bilal said getting relief materials to victims of disaster is always slow.