Nigerian government harps on need to build integrated disaster database

The Federal Government has emphasised the need to build an integrated disaster database and risk information management system for the country.

The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at a technical workshop on the United Nations Risk Reduction Monitoring and Reporting of the Sendai Framework 2015–2030.

Ahmed said the workshop agreed that the proposed integrated disaster database would boost existing databases and capacities across ministries, departments, and agencies.

The NEMA boss urged disaster risk managers to make efforts towards building a nation where disasters are surmountable obstacles with opportunities for resilience, adaptation, growth, and development.

According to him, the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians were deeply hinged on the ability of the disaster risk reduction stakeholders to translate their knowledge into action.

He noted that the monitoring and reporting of disaster events remained a pillar in the implementation of the Sendai Framework, on which the workshop was focused.

Nigerian government harps on need to build integrated disaster database

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