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Yobe SEMA, Information Ministry collaborate on flood alert, other emergencies

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Yobe SEMA, Information Ministry collaborate on flood alert, other emergencies

The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has solicited the cooperation of the Ministry of Information in the process of mitigating potential impact of flooding and other emergencies in the state.

The Executive Secretary, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Dr Mohammed Goje, said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the ministry on Friday in Damaturu.

Goje said that timely communication of information remains key to managing disaster globally.

“If disaster will strike and there is no communication of information, the casualties will be worse then when there is information dissemination.

“It is rather timely to come and seek for your support to strengthen our relationship,” he said.

He said that the agency needed the ministry for timely dissemination of information on flooding, evacuation, interventions and responses during emergency situations.

“We are also here to update you on the flood disaster across the state, especially with the release of water from Lagdo dam in Cameroon.

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“We feel it is necessary and timely to come and brief you on our preparedness so that you will key into our activities at the agency,” Goje said.

In a remark, the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, thanked the agency and promised the ministry’s readiness to work with all the MDAs in the state.

“I want to use this medium to restate our commitment to partner with SEMA and other government ministries, agencies and departments to keep the people abreast of all developments in the state.

“If people have access to timely information, their lives and livelihood will be saved,” the commissioner said.

Yobe SEMA, Information Ministry collaborate on flood alert, other emergencies

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