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DG NEMA Meets With IGP Egbetokun At Force Headquarters

Today, while visiting the Nigeria Police Headquarters in Abuja, Mrs. Zubaida Umar, the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), discussed with IGP Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police, on ways to improve the cooperation between NEMA and the Nigeria Police.

The Director General of NEMA stated in her remarks that experience has shown that disaster areas can also be crime scenes, “and the police have consistently provided NEMA with security and safety cordon to enable life-saving search and rescue operations wherever the need arises.”

In light of the predicted flood this year, which could affect numerous communities, she expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Police for being NEMA’s dependable partner in disaster management and said, “I call on the Nigeria Police to continue this partnership by fully activating its emergency response teams to work with NEMA in saving lives and livelihoods as well as restoration of normalcy in the event of floods and associated secondary disasters.”

Responding, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Egbetokun appreciated DG NEMA for the visit and assured that the Nigerian Police will sustain the existing partnership with NEMA.

The DG NEMA was accompanied on the visit by the Director of Planning, Research and Forecasting Dr Onimode Abdullahi Bandele, Director Search and Rescue Air Commodore Kennedy R. Matalowu, Ag Director Relief and Rehabilitation Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Usur, Special Assistant to the DG Mr Idris Abubakar Mohammed, Technical Assistant to the DG Hajiya Rakiya Bello Umar and Head of Airwing Capt Ibrahim Mamman amongst others.

The Inspector General of Police was joined by senior officers of the Force in receiving the DG NEMA and her team. Among the senior officers were Deputy Inspector General Frank Mba, DIG Bala Ciroma and others.

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