New NEMA Boss Moves to Reform Agency

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The new Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Air Vice-Marshal Muhammadu A. Muhammed (rtd), has commenced the process of putting in place modalities and processes essential to properly position the agency to effectively and efficiently deliver on its statutory mandates of disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and response in Nigeria.

Muhammed, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 30, 2020, formally assumed duties on May 5, 2020.

According to a statement issued by the agency, Muhammed comes with a wealth of experience serving in various capacities in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and public service, including as Chief of Policy and Plans at the Nigerian Air Force before his retirement.

He holds a BSc in Political Science/MSc in Strategic Studies and is decorated with the medals of General Service Star, Pass Staff College and Fellow Defence College, among others.