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Sep 15, 2018

Buhari Orders NEMA Boss to Declare State of Emergency in Flooding Regions



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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, to declare a “national disaster’’ if the anticipated flooding becomes a reality in parts of the country.

Buhari Orders NEMA Boss to Declare State of Emergency in Flooding Regions

President Buhari media aid, Garba Shehu, said that Buhari’s directive was contained in a letter entitled ‘Situation Report on the River Flood Along the Banks of Rivers Benue and Niger’ which was signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.


Why Buhari Instructed NEMA Boss to Declare State of Emergency if Flooding Continues in Rivers Benue and Niger


In the Letter where President Buhari Ordered NEMA Boss to Declare state of Emergency in Flood Areas, It gave “Delegation of authority to the Director-General of NEMA to activate the Disaster Response Units of the military for possible search and rescue missions”.

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The President also gave the NEMA DG authorization to “ obtain and proportionate stocking of relief materials and health-related items up to N3billion to provide for the needs of possible victims.’’

Also, President Buhari instructed the NEMA boss to provide him with regular updates.


The President’s directive follows a warning by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) that Rivers Benue and Niger had almost reached levels that resulted in flooding in 2012, which led to the loss of lives and destruction of property.

It also comes just two days after floods hit Niger State leaving 40 dead and over 100 communities submerged.

Buhari Instructing NEMA Boss to Declare State of Emergency if Flooding Continues in Rivers Benue and Niger simply shows that he really care for the lives of his citizens.

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