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Ododo assures of effective disaster management 

The Kogi state governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has assured of effective disaster management and protection against the impact of natural disasters in Nigeria.

Governor Ododo stated this while receiving the report of the Technical Working Group of the Ad-hoc Committee on Flood and Other Nature-Induced Disasters (Mitigation, Adaptation, Preparedness, and Response) of the  National Economic Council (NEC) at the Kogi state Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja, weekend. 

Governor Ododo noted that the report of the Technical Working Group will serve as a boost for the commitment of the federal government to address challenges in the management of natural disasters in the country. 

The governor said the report is a culmination of several weeks of dedicated work by the Technical Working Group, adding that “it is expected to serve as a foundation for the development of a national roadmap for proactive management of nature-induced disasters in Nigeria.”

He expressed the nation’s gratitude to the Technical Working Group, led by the Minister of State for Water Resources, Alhaji Bello Mohammed Goronyo, for their hard work and diligence on the national assignment. 

While describing the report as timely in view of the rainy season, the Kogi state governor stated the importance of the report and the far-reaching recommendations aimed at finding lasting solutions to the cyclic challenges posed to the safety and well-being of communities across the nation by adverse climatic events.