As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction today, the Centre for Disaster and Crisis Reduction (CDRCR), Ibadan, has urged governments at all levels to strengthen institutional framework for managing disaster in Nigeria.
This, the centre advised, should be done through adequate funding, capacity building, research as well as effective monitoring.
CDRCR also enjoined all states and local governments to establish functional emergency management agencies, backed with relevant laws and adequate funding as well introduce disaster risk reduction in school curricular at all levels.
In a statement by the Executive Director, CDRCR, AMUSAT KOLAWOLE, made available to Inspiration FM, the body used the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction to sympathise with families that were recently displaced by floods in Oyo, Benue, Lagos, Kogi, Kano, Niger and other states of the federation.
The centre also extended its empathy to those affected by the outbreak of monkey pox, calling on relevant agencies to ensure the spread of the disease is checked.