The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will work very closely with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to improve emergency preparedness and promote timely response to emergency situations in the nation’s capital, says the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello.
He said so in Abuja when the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib Ahmed, paid him a courtesy visit.
The minister also stated that the FCT administration was working very hard to improve enforcement of the city’s planning regulations, especially in areas that are prone to flooding and other natural disasters to reduce disaster risks in the FCT.
Malam Bello while underscoring the importance of an effective collaboration between the two agencies of government, also thanked the NEMA DG for the support that the agency has provided during flooding incidents and occasional disasters in the FCT, including its capacity building and palliative support which he said have also been very helpful.
The Minister thereafter pledged the continued support of the FCT administration for the activities of NEMA in tackling emergency situations, even as he assured that the FCTA will work to ensure the successful hosting of the agency’s forthcoming National Conference on Disaster Management scheduled to take place in the FCT.