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NEMA deploys ambulances in venue

The National Emergency Management Agency on Monday said it had deployed emergency ambulances in the venue of the National Conference in Abuja.

Senior Information Officer of the agency, Mallam Sani Datti, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the National Contingency Plan for Nigeria instituted by NEMA would attend to any emergency at the conference.

He said the plan was drawn from stakeholders in disaster management.

Datti listed the stakeholders to include the Federal Fire Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigeria Red Cross Society, Federal Road Safety Commission, the police and other security agencies.

According to Datti, the contingency plan was developed by NEMA to enable it to respond promptly and effectively to disasters.

He said the plan was to enable NEMA to respond to disasters through a standard guideline for minimum response.

Datti explained that the NCP was established with programme objectives, approaches and procedures to respond to situations that might occur.

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