DG NEMA Calls for Amendment of Agency’s Act

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Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, Monday made an appeal to the National Assembly to pass the bill seeking to amend the establishment of the agency to improve on the working condition of the staff and disaster management in the country.

Maihaja in statement by the Head, Media and Public Relations, Sani Datti, made the appeal at the National Assembly when he led the management staff of the agency before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness in Abuja.

The meeting according to the statement was at the instance of the committee, which had invited the NEMA management and its staff union leaders to resolve the recent industrial disputes that resulted in a one day strike action by the staff last week.

Maihaja told the committee that the misunderstanding had been resolved and that it was not the wish of the management to allow such matters to degenerate into strike action, adding that some of the issues in the disputes could be properly handled with the amendment to the NEMA Establishment Act.

He appreciated the concerns of the Committee and thanked the Minister of Labour Dr. Chris Ngige, for intervening in resolving the issues.