FEMA Coordinates Security Stakeholder Forum

In the context of the recent fire at the Next Cash and Carry supermarket in Kado District, the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinated a review meeting with stakeholders on the way forward.

The meeting took place at the initiative of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk.

In a statement issued by the head of the public relations unit, Nkechi Isa, the director general of the Emergency Management Agency FCT (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idriss, said the meeting aimed to review and produce a report jointly by the National Emergency Management Agency. (NEMA), FEMA and the FCT Fire Department.

He said, “We will come up with very good recommendations from both sides, which will be a yardstick for the government to make the right decision to ensure public safety in our public buildings.

“The most important thing is that when we identify the problems, we need to provide recommendations that are possible and applicable, measurable and achievable. “

In addition, NEMA Director General Ahmed Mustapha Habib, who was represented by Deputy Director of Operations Alhaji Bashir Idris Garga, said the current state of security modules and measures, especially in mega-cities like Lagos and Abuja, was of concern.

“Our security packages and measures are in tatters, the earlier we accept them the better; fires have become a recurring decimal in our national life, if it is not in Abuja, it is in Lagos, it is in Kano, it is in Port Harcourt, dealing with megalopolises ”, he said declared.

He asked that the reporting harmonization process be extended to include owners of large buildings to review their security measures.

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