We at EWERDIMA, would like to express our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the people living in Kaamem, Wadata, Idye Village, Agboughoul, Atsusa Media Village, Gyado Villa and Kucha Utebe that have been affected by the recent flood. We would also like to commend the community leaders and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for raising the alert signal accompanied with proactive response.

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Disasters regardless of the magnitude shall not be overlooked. Every disaster requires collective response and support from both local and international communities. We have joined other organisations, government agencies and communities to show our sympathy

According to the Director General of NEMA in Nigeria, he said the Cameroonian authorities had indicated that between now and November 2015 there would be routine release of water from the Lagdo Dam. He referred to the relevant government agencies and authorities to alert the communities on the possibilities of flooding and follow up with appropriate advocacy on adequate preparedness.

At this point we will like to continue to evangelise the EWERDIMA Response gadget which we could use to save and identify victims of disasters, emergency situations and calamities. EWERDIMA has received in-kind support from Arduino, Microsoft and Outbox Technology Hub. The project is managed by ILICIT Africa (Integrating Livelihoods Through Communication and Information Technilogy for Africa).

With this message, we will like to call upon all organisations, stakeholders companies, government agencies that believe we can come together to build this technological solutions that will help us save lives and reduce the level of negative impacts that disasters make on our communities.

With caring thoughts, our hearts go out to those that have been affected by this flood in Benue State, Nigeria.

Jibril

 

 

 

Jibril Lawal
Country Director – Nigeria