KADSEMA’S

Key Projects, Programmes and activities

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One

Provision of relief materials to the affected victims of various disasters across the state.

Two

Proposed development of State wise Hazard Profiling and Mapping

Three

Review of State Contingency Plan Document

Four

Review of SEMA existing Laws

Five

Creating of a new Directorate ie. HSE

Six

Establishment of Disaster Risk Reduction clubs in Secondary schools to catch them Young

Seven

Aggressive Sensitization Campaign against impending floods and other disasters that could occur based on the Early Warning System put in place.

Eight

Regular coordination meeting with Stakeholders.

Nine

Community Engagements

Ten

Increasing its Revenue Base by stepping up inspection of business premises

Overview

Disasters in Kaduna State

Disasters, both natural and human-induced have been increasing in frequency of occurrence, magnitude and impact on society within the last few years.

Destructive rainstorms, floods, fire outbreaks, religious and communal conflicts have had very adverse effects on the society and the frequencies of these disasters are on the increase in recent times. Most of the destructions and economic loss and deaths resulting from these disasters with serious devastating effect could have been reduced to the barest minimum or avoided in entirety if the people were aware and more prepared. This is where emergency preparedness and response planning comes in.

The vulnerability of Kaduna to natural hazards is a function of several factors including, the level of poverty; population growth and distribution; effect of the rally point of every northerner; condition of human settlements and their infrastructure; the level of environmental degradation and above all, the level of public awareness on how to avoid or deal with them.

Kaduna State like most States in Nigeria has its own share of natural and human-induced disasters in recent time. Update of the State Emergency profile shows emerging issues like communal clashes and terrorism in addition to the salient and historical ones of flooding, political and religious crises.

The major disasters in Kaduna State over the years are: floods, social upheavals e.g. religious, ethnic and political crisis, windstorm/rainstorms, fire outbreak, industrial pollution and disease epidemic (cholera, CSM, measles, HIV/AIDS). These form the bulk of emergency situations experienced in the State over the years with their attendant consequences on human lives and property. The case of floods which caused State wide destruction the year (2015) is still fresh in the minds of people. Social upheavals in form of religious, ethnic and political are becoming recurring decimal.

These emergency scenarios vary from location to location and none really cover the entire State. Moreover, their frequencies are depended upon several factors e.g. political crisis is more pronounced during electioneering period. The State Capital (Kaduna) and its environs is usually the worst hit.

The State Government, Local Government and communities have been making concerted effort towards preventing these emergencies where possible and also to reduce its impact on the society.

Floods

Risk Control and Prevention

Crimes

Detection, Mitigation and Prevention

Energy Risks

Power Line Hazards Management

Weather

Forecast and Information Dissemination

Buildings

Construction Monitoring and Assessment

Education

Enlightenment of Pedestrians and Cyclist

Ambulance

Emergency Medical Response

Community

Keeping Kaduna State Community Abreast

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Promotion of safety amongst individuals, group of individuals and ensure vulnerable communities develop resilience to cope with hazards and disasters.


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