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Disaster: NEMA harps on synergy among security agencies in rescue operations

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called for a synergy among all security agencies participating in its rescue operations and other related activities.

The Managing Director of the agency, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, made the call on Wednesday when he visited the Disaster Rescue Unit of the 73 Battalion of the Nigerian Army at Janguza Barracks, Kano.
Maihaja, who was represented by the Director, Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Akugbe Iyamu, said there was need for all security agencies to work together for the success of their assignments.
“We have noticed that in addressing rescue operations, people do it with emotions by trying to help. So we have a disaster response plan.

“We are here to assess the readiness of this unit in terms of disaster response with a view to having first-hand Information on its challenges, for necessary action,” he said.
Maihaja assured that the agency would continue to partner with the unit, so as to ensure prompt response to disasters, whenever they happened.
In his remarks, Maj.- Gen. Habila Vintenaba, who represented the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olanisakin, said the Defence Headquarters would play its own role to ensure that security agencies work in partnership for the success of the operations.
He expressed satisfaction with the unit’s level of preparedness and commended the Commanding Officer of the 73 battalion, Lt.-Col. I.O. Amah for his commitment to duty.
Also speaking, the commanding officer expressed concern over inadequate manpower in the battalion due to ongoing security operations in various parts of the country.
He also stressed the need for other security agencies in the state to work in collaboration with the unit, for prompt rescue operations.
NAN reports that the team was in Kano state in continuation of its tour of the North West Zone.

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