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Reps To Probe NEMA Over N17bn Allocation
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Reps To Probe NEMA Over N17bn Allocation

House of Representatives, says it will probe the financial operations of National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA ). The resolution followed a motion under matters of urgent public importance by Rep. Benjamin Wayo (Benue-APC) on “the alleged violation of public trust at the agency.” Wayo, who moved the motion, said that NEMA has been unable to account for the more than N17 billion it had received so far. According to him, the core mandate of NEMA is to coordinate the management of disaster across the country and to assist victims of such disasters. “In spite of this core mandate, several cases of disasters across the country have been given necessary attention which is the hunger issue in IDP camps in the Northeast, the farmers and herdsmen conflicts, fire disaster victims a...
Dogara Cautions Nigerians On Climate Change
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Dogara Cautions Nigerians On Climate Change

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday in Abuja, urged Nigerians to refrain from activities capable of exacerbating the consequences of climate change. Dogara made the call while declaring open a two-day public hearing on a bill to amend the National Environmental Standards Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to provide for and adopt clean air policies. The event was organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Habitat. Represented by Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Rep. Chukwuka Onyema, Dogara expressed concern over environmental devastation, particularly the current flood ravaging parts of the country. He called for concerted efforts to save the environment and Nigerians from devastating effects of greenhouse g...

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