The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has appealed to the Department of Development Control not to give approval to developers of high rise buildings without requisite evacuation plans, parking spaces and ramps for persons with disabilities.
A statement signed by the head of Public Relations of the Agency, Nkechi Isa says this is part of disaster risk reduction measures by the Agency.
The statement laments that most high rise buildings in the FCT were not equipped with fire alarms and muster points.
It explains that the Agency is constantly working with Architects, Estate Surveyors, Builders and Engineers to prevent disasters like building collapse by making sure that all safety protocols are observed.
According to the statement FEMA utilizes the community participation model for disaster mapping and vulnerability assessment through a question and answer session .
The statement which describes the media as key stakeholders in disaster risk reduction, appeals for continuous support to highlight the activities of FEMA.