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Flooding:  NEMA Says FG To Deploy Post-Disaster Damage Assessment Teams To Affected States

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Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA Mustapha Maihaja has given assurance that the Federal Government would soon deploy post-disaster damage assessment teams to states impacted by flood.

Mustapha Maihaja, Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA
Mustapha Maihaja, Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA

Maihaja gave the assurance while monitoring the distribution of relief items sent by NEMA to flood victims at Alaka Grammar School, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta state.

He said that the measure was to enable government to ascertain the level of destruction, including number of materials and lives lost and all that was required to prepare a post-disaster response.

Maihaja said they will be supported by the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA to look into all areas and come up with details. He however said that the process of settling the flood victims would not be done in a hurry.

According to him, the Federal Government has this year, provided relief materials for no fewer than three million displaced persons, including more than 400,000 people with special needs.

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