Today, as part of efforts to reduce disaster occurrences through sustained prevention awareness creation, the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) Dr. Garba Abari received in audience delegation from Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development led by the Director, Disaster Management, Dr. Dorothy Nwodo.

The partnership is aimed at reducing to the bearest minimum human related disaster which many stakeholders blame on lack of adequate prevention awareness on the part of citizens.

Dr. Abari recalled humanitarian activities involving him and the Honorable Minister of FMHDSD, Sadiya Umar Farouq in the past, adding that past working relationship will make partnership with her ministry much easier.

“By extention, I’m part of the ministry because of previous disaster and humanitarian activities with the Hon. Minister, Sadiya Farouq in whom I have confidence for optimal performance in respect of the mandate of the ministry,” Abari.

Abari reminded the visitors that the NOA is not just present in all 774 LGAs, in Nigeria but it’s an Agency that takes into consideration essence of recruiting and deploying staff with regard to local dialect to help the Agency communicate better with locals.

Earlier, the Director of Disaster Management of the Ministry, Dr. Dorothy Nwodo said NOA is very important and strategic to the ministry because of its presence throughout the federation, adding that the Ministry believe that most disasters occur in local areas where disaster prevention awareness is limited.

“Disaster is an aspect of our brand new ministry and we are here to formally introduce ourselves to the NOA with a view to creating needed awareness to forestall disasters in Nigeria.” – Nwodo.


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