The Director General National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Habib Ahmed has unveiled the Agency’s Service Charter in line with SERVICOM to entrench efficiency and accountability in delivery of its mandates.
The DG NEMA was joined by the National Coordinator of SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli in unveiling the Service Charter in Abuja on Tuesday.
In his remarks, the DG NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed described the event as “significant milestone for NEMA and disaster management in Nigeria, as it signify our commitment to providing excellent services to people that are vulnerable and persons affected by disasters.”
He said “I am proud to say that we have always strived hard to deliver the highest Standard of service. However, we believe that there is always room for improvement. We understand that our customers (people in distress) deserve the best, and it is our duty to ensure that their needs are met efficiently and effectively within the period they need support.”
“NEMA as an Agency responsible for managing emergency and disaster in Nigeria, play critical role in safeguarding the lives and well-being of our citizens. We recognize that in times of crisis and during sudden onset emergencies, the public rely on us for support, guidance, and assistance. It is therefore our duty to ensure that our services are delivered with utmost dedication, competence, and compassion.”
He highlighted some facts about the NEMA SERVICOM Charter that it “outlines our commitment to
providing timely and accurate information, responding promptly to emergencies, treating all individuals with respect and dignity. It also emphasizes the importance of continuous improvement, as we Strive to enhance our capabilities and strengthen our partnerships to better serve the public. It is on record that in normal times, we help build the resilience of the people, in times of disasters we support them with life saving interventions.”
Furthermore, he added that the Charter emphasizes the importance of customer feedback and engagement.
“We value the opinions and experiences of our customers, as they provide us invaluable insights on how to improve and make better our service delivery. Through regular surveys, feedback mechanisms and customer interactions, we shall actively seek inputs from our customers to continuously improve our service delivery,” he said.
The DG NEMA underscored the significance of learning and capacity development to achieve the service Charter. Thus, he said “we recognize that service excellence requires a dedicated and knowledgeable workforce. Therefore, we are committed to providing our employees with the necessary training and resources to enhance their skills and expertise.”
He also affirmed the unveiling of the charter as a significant step towards achieving our goal
of providing exceptional service, noting that “it is a proof to our commitment to transparency, accountability, and continuous – improvement. With the SERVICOM Charter as our guide, we are confident that we will not only meet but exceed the expectations.”
He recognized and appreciated the supports from the SERVICOM Office towards the unveiling of the NEMA’s Service Charter.
In her remarks, the National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli commended NEMA for the bold step taken in the unveiling of the service charter. Mrs Akajemeli who was represented by the Head of Operations at the SERVICOM Office Mrs Ngozi Akinbodewa said NEMA must strive to meet public expectations from its services, while noting that the Agency has taken the right steps to justify public confidence in the delivery of its mandates.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Director Special Duties NEMA Hajiya Fatima Kasim commended that DG NEMA for approving the unveiling of the service charter that will make the Agency and its services more accessible, transparent and accountable to the public.