NEMA in Abuja saves 4,880 lives, N99.3m properties from incidents

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Abuja, Oct. 24, 2023 – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja saved 4,880 lives, and N99.3 million worth of properties from flooding, fire outbreaks and building collapse incidents in 2023.

Ibrahim Sabo, Its Acting Director General, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said the agency saved 1,842 lives from fire incidents, 174 lives from building collapses and 2,864 lives from flooding across the FCT in 2023.

Sabo added that agency also saved about N99.3 million worth of properties from fire outbreaks

He said that eight lives were lost to building collapses and flooding.

“Our major responsibility is saving lives and property of FCT residents, and with the full support we are having from the FCT administration, we have been able to save about 1,842 lives from all fire incidences that occurred within the FCT, and no life was lost completely.

“We saved properties worth about N99.3 million, which is on fire outbreaks. On building collapse, we have been able to save 174 lives. In the case of flooding, we have been able to save 2,864 lives,”

Sabo lamented the loss of lives to flood incidents, saying that in most cases, the deaths of the victims were avoidable.

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