BY LAIDE AKINBOADE
ABUJA—National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is set to give relief materials to victims of the Yobe and Borno states’ bomb blasts.
NEMA Director-General, Alhaji Muhammad Sidi, said this when he visited Borno State to assess the situation towards providing relief assistance to the victims.
He said: ”Henceforth, NEMA would reward exceptional performance to encourage greater commitment of its search-and-rescue as well as relief-and-rehabilitation officers who are operating in difficult terrains in meeting the mandates of the agency.
”In view of the increasing occurrences of disasters and emergencies, the agency has adopted various proactive strategies for prompt responses. That included the approach of disaster risk reduction, human capacity training, simulations, synergy with the stakeholders and incentives for the responders,” he added.
Also, during a courtesy visit to Deputy Governor of Yobe State, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu, the NEMA boss promised that the federal government would continue to support states in their efforts to manage emergencies in their areas.
He also sympathized with the victims and assured them of government’s concern and commitment to assist their early recovery from the incidence.
Some of the scenes assessed by NEMA team during the inspection of affected areas included residential houses, office accommodations, security outlets etc.