NEMA SILENCE ON 40MIL NAIRA RANSOM AS ABDUCTED STAFF REGAIN FREEDOM

Four abducted staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who were kidnapped last Tuesday in Obua-Adual Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State, have regained freedom on Wednesday. NEMA’s director of disaster risk reduction (DRR), Vincent Owan, made the disclosure on Wednesday. He said the abducted colleagues were successfully released unhurt. The emergency workers, were in the state to carry out an enumeration exercise when their car was ambushed by unknown gunmen. Though one of the NEMA staff, Minafel Clever Ikisikpo, escaped after he was shot on the leg,…

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NEMA MOVES TO RESCUE ITS KIDNAPPED STAFF

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Friday that it was making effort to ensure the release of its abducted staff. Mr Vincent Owan, Director, Disaster Risk Reduction, NEMA, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt. Owan recalled that four of the agency staff who were mandated to carry out National Food Security Intervention in Rivers were abducted by unknown gunmen on Tuesday at Ahoada, along East-West road. He said that the national food security intervention was going on in 17 states, including Rivers. “The intervention in the…

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4 NEMA STAFF ABDUCTED, 1 SHOT IN RIVERS

By Egufe Yafugborhi PORT HARCOURT – FOUR personnel of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have been abducted and another shot by gunmen in Abua-Odual Local Government Area (LGA), River State. Zonal Coordinator, NEMA in Port Harcourt, Walson Branden, yesterday confirmed the kidnap, said to have been carried out the day before. The victims faced the ordeal during enumeration of farmers either affected by recent flooding or conflicts for purpose of reestablishing them through the National Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund under the National Food Security Program of the Federal Government…

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CRISIS ROCKS NEMA OVER 665MIL STAFF CLAIMS, STRIKE LOOMS

Employees of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are threatening to go on strike over unverified outstanding claims of N665million presented to the management, it was learnt yesterday. It was also learnt that between January and March, the claim requests of about N320million were incurred, to add to the existing amount. Director-General of the agency, Mustapha Maihaja, who assumed office in April, has declined to “rush to pay the claims without verification.” He has however been paying all overtime claims and other expenses due to the staff since he came…

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