Improve Emergency Management, Reps Urge NEMA, FRSC

The House of Representatives has charged the National Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Roads Safety Commission, the Federal Fire Service and other response agencies to improve their public engagement and response strategies.

The resolution of the lawmakers followed the adoption of a motion titled, ‘Call to improve Nigeria’s emergency response and management,’ moved on the floor of the House during Wednesday’s plenary session by the member representing Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency, Bauchi State, Jafaru Leko.

Leading the debate, the lawmaker noted that the ability to respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies and disasters is a critical aspect of ensuring the safety, security and well-being of Nigerians.

He argued that a well-structured and efficient emergency response and management system is essential for minimising the impact of emergencies.

It also called for the strengthening and modernisation of Nigeria’s emergency response infrastructure, “including the establishment of state-of-the-art emergency operation centres, and the purchase of sufficient fire trucks and emergency management ambulances to efficiently serve the Nigerian populace.”

Consequently, the House mandated the Committees on Emergency and Disaster Management, Interior, Federal Road Safety Commission to ensure compliance and report back within four weeks for further legislative action.

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