Report on corruption against NEMA DG misleading-Coalition 

The Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) and Integrity Advocacy for Development Initiative (IADI), has dismissed reports that the director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), was involved in corruption. 

Mr. Jackson Ude had taken to his social media, alleging that the DG, NEMA looted N3 billion in one month.

Reacting to this allegation  at a press briefing weekend in Abuja, the coalition led by Comrade Ogakwu Dominic, and Chris Ofomhi, described the allegation as unfounded and highly misleading. 

While providing detailed explanation to the issue, they said one had to have a deeper understanding of how NEMA operates, adding that “NEMA is an interventionist organisation whose major mandate is to address issues that require urgent and prompt responses and in doing so, the agency most times carries out emergency procurement in line with the stipulations of the Public Procurement Act 2007 and other extant regulations.”

The coalition said the DG should be commended for initiatives he had brought to reshape the agency.

The group said: “The allegations that the DG of NEMA looted over N3 billion between January and February is baseless, unfounded, malicious and highly misleading.

“Mustapha Habib Ahmed’s tenure as the director general of the NEMA, has been a tenure marked by a series of commendable achievements, commitment, leadership showmanship, dedication, strategic and sterling vision in handling emergency response and disaster management in Nigeria.”