The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has advised FCT residents to prepare for the rainy season and avoid environmental practices that could lead to flooding in the territory.
The Director-General of FCT FEMA, Abass Idris, gave the advice in a statement signed by FEMA’s Acting Head, Public Relations, Ngaha Faustina, yesterday, in Abuja.
The Director-General stated that preparedness and sensitisation remained key towards reducing disasters in the FCT.
He said that the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) had predicted that the Northern part of the country should expect rains from May and June, while those in the coastal areas should expect rains from March 1.
Idris, therefore, advised agricultural and extension officers to sensitise farmers on this and provide crops that are suitable for the season, in order to avert food insecurity which could also result in more disaster.
He also appreciated NEMA’s emergency stakeholders, such as the vanguards, volunteers and local divers who have pro-actively responded to emergencies in the FCT.