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Muhammad Sani-Sidi, the Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), made this known in Abuja at the 2016 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Sani-Sidi stressed that disaster risk reduction needed to be all inclusive with adequate budgetary allocation.

He told his audience that the combination of natural hazards and vulnerability posed a constant threat to both lives and livelihood, adding that the world was witnessing a rapidly increasing impact of disasters.

The agency chief added that disaster risks were on the increase in the African region with unacceptable impacts. Sani-Sidi said the threat from natural disasters was urgent and needed immediate concerted attention.

The day is marked to assess how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters.

The day is also meant to raise awareness about the importance of limiting the risks that people face. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.cm.gh

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