NEMA recruits 154,000 Emergency Volunteers Corps


All arrangements have been concluded to recruit 154,000 Emergency Volunteers Corps in the 774 local government areas of the country, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has said.
Making the disclosure at a workshop for the Corps in Sokoto North local government area of Sokoto State , the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi explained that the introduction of the Corps was meant to actualize the shift of emphasis to disaster risk reduction.
“Because disaster usually happen within the local area and the local people are the first respondents it became necessary for the agency to train these set of people with a view to saving lives and reducing the suffering of the victims of disaster in our communities whenever disasters occur.”
Speaking at the occasion the Secretary to the Sokoto State government, Alhaji Sahabi Isa Gada observed that managing emergencies and disasters requires the support and active participation of all.
In his own remark., the Special Adviser to the Sokoto State Governor on Ecological and Relief Matters, Ahaji Garba Kyadawa stated that the workshop was aimed at building the capacity of the members of the corps to be able to mitigate disasters whenever they occur.

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