By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The newly appointed Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Habib Ahmed has resumed duty at the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.
According to a statement issued and signed by Head Media and Public Relations, Manzo Ezekiel, said the new Director General was received by the management staff of the Agency and his immediate predecessor.
Speaking in his inaugural speech, Habib
appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for considering him for the position and promised to “vigorously pursue the mission of the agency in line with Mr. President’s vision on national emergency management.”
He outlined his plan to invigorate the operational capability of NEMA to be more proactive and efficient in response and “adequate provision of care at the slightest occurrence of any emergency situation or disaster requiring our intervention.”
He also requested the cooperation of staff to brace up for the task ahead with assurance to complement their commitment by creating a good working environment, providing necessary equipment, addressing welfare matters that include proper training and insurance cover.
Earlier in his valedictory speech, the immediate past Director General AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), appreciated the President for giving him the opportunity to serve in the agency.
He urged the staff to extend the cooperation and support he enjoyed during his tenure to the new Director General.