Monday, December 17, 2018 3:42 pm
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has set up an Emergency Response Center (ERC) in Imo to take care of cases during the Yuletide.
Mr Evans Ugoh, Head of Imo and Abia operations office of NEMA, said this would enable the agency and other disaster stakeholders respond quickly to any emergency situation during the festive season.
At an emergency stakeholders meeting on Monday in Owerri, Ugoh, called for continued collaboration among emergency stakeholders in the state.
He said that the center would be a rallying point for all disaster stakeholders in the state to serve as take-off point for them.
According to him, every disaster agency will donate both manpower and equipment to the center for efficient operations.
“We are here today to deliberate on the way forward especially this period of yuletide.
“It became obvious that we must set up the center because we needed a rallying point where all stakeholders can take-off when called on during emergency,” he said.
Ugoh urged the disaster stakeholders to wake up to the challenges ahead to ensure quick response to any emergency in Imo.
Mr Joseph Aremu, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Imo, said the commission has deployed its field marshals to strategic places to ensure free flow of traffic.
He said the ERC would facilitate their job toward ensuring that any emergency would be properly handled.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that representatives of the Nigerian Police, Red Cross, NSCDC and Federal Medical Center Owerri attended the programme.
Also in attendance are officials from the Imo SEMA and FRSC.