By Daniel Tyokua
The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Local Emergency Management Agency (LEMA) said the present administration was committed to emergency issues as part of its effort to assisting disaster victims.
Desmond Nwauju, Special Adviser on emergency and relief to the council chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido said some disaster incidents being recorded were not envisaged, which the administration was doing all it takes to prevent similar issues.
He stated that Candido has put measures in place to curb emergency matters, especially fire disaster, blaming some of the incidences on ignorant of the victims.
According to him, most of business owners or houses operate without fire extinguishers which he said is a threat to their safety in a case of any fire outbreak.
“Living without fire extinguisher is wrong, because anytime there is fire outbreak before fire fighters could get to the place many things can go bad”
Nwauju said the desire of the present chairman was to see that residents are free from all forms of disaster within their respective areas, regretting the previous cases that have been recorded.
Nwauju said the council chairman have done enough in supporting the victims as well as preventing subsequent happenings, by providing relief and settling the hospital bills of residents affected.
Corroborating, the desk officer of Local Emergency Management Agency (LEMA), Musa Samuel listed some areas that have been gutted by fire from January to date to include, Garki Village and market, Jikwoyi, Karu under Orozo ward and Tudun-Fulani among others, which caused the council millions of naira.