This Day (Lagos)

10 February 2013

Nigeria: Stakeholders Seek Amendments to NEMA Act

Following a review of the recent impacts of disasters in Nigeria, stakeholders in emergency management have adopted a position for the National Assembly to amend the Act that established the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to strengthen its roles in response to such situations.

A statement issued Sunday by NEMA's Head of Public Relations, Mr. Yushau Shuaib said stakeholders through its Technical Working Group have identified areas in the NEMA Act that require the amendment in a draft Bill to be presented to the National Assembly.

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