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NEMA Boss tells Nigerians to Expect More Devastating Floods in 2023

The Director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Abeeb Muhammed, has raised the alarm that Nigeria should expect more devastating floods in 2023.

The NEMA boss stated this while appearing before the Senate Committee on Special Duties headed by Senator Yusuf Yusuf from (APC Taraba State) to defend the 2023 budget proposal of his agency.

NEMA Boss said, “despite the fact that States are collecting ecological and other intervention funds from the federal government, some of them could not boost the standing committee on disaster management and when there is a disaster they look up to the federal government for assistance.

“Prior to the 2022 flood disaster, NEMA wrote about four letters to all states of the federation on the need to set up local emergency committees to mitigate the impact of floods but to our surprise, only four states heeded the advice,” he said.

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