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Official website of the State Emergency Management Agency, Edo State, Nigeria.

Edo State Emergency Management Agency (EDOSEMA) is the umbrella body that coordinates the activities of relevant Agencies in prevention and management of disaster in the State; and has responsibility for the development of loss prevention programme as well as procures necessary technology to mitigate identified emergency situations. EDOSEMA formulate policies in relation to emergency research and technology, planning, design and construction of emergency management facilities.

Our Vision

Committed to be proactive; swift; prompt; focused; and building community resilience in terms of emergency management.

Our Mission

To Institutionalise on Emergency Management Plan that would foster political will; Community Sensitization and participation; Inter-sectoral; and to synergize Agencies for sustainable development which include protection of lives, properties and the environment at large.

Core Values





Our Team

See organizational structure below

Why Choose Us

  • Coordinates the activities of relevant Agencies in prevention and management of disaster in the State;
  • Coordinate and promote research activities relating to disaster management at the state level;
  • Monitor the state of preparedness of all organizations or agencies which may contribute to disaster management in the state;
  • Assist in Fire-fighting with relevant agencies;
  • Assist in control flood with relevant agencies ;
  • Evacuate Victim(s) of Disaster;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the provision of necessary resources for search and rescue and other types of disaster curtailment activities in response to distress call;
  • Set up zonal volunteers organization and to coordinate the activities of all voluntary organizations engaged in emergency relief operations in any part of Edo State;
  • Coordinate, train staff, volunteer(s), promote research activities among staff;
  • Enlighten the general public on safety issues;
  • Carry-out Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA);
  • Acquire and maintain Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in each zone of the state;
  • Inform the public promptly of what happened and assure them of immediate response;
  • Ensure operational readiness at all time;
    Control crowd and cordon off affected areas;
  • Perform general life saving activities;
    Clear and remove objects such as carcasses or remains of incidents;
  • Monitor the occurrence of disaster in the state and bringing same to the attention of the Government as well as plan relief strategies and provide remedial measures that would minimize the effect of disaster on the victims;
  • Liaise with National Emergency Management Agency (N.E.M.A) on any serious natural or man-made disaster in the state;
  • Carry out on-the-spot assessment of havoc caused by disaster whether natural or man-made with a view of preferring solutions towards mitigating the impacts on the victims;
  • Collate data from relevant agencies so as to enhance forecasting, planning and field operation of disaster management;
  • Educate and inform the public on disaster prevention and control measures;
  • Collect and make available through publications and other appropriate means, basic data and other information as to its emergencies preparedness and response;
  • Receive Relief Materials from other States and Local Governments, Federal Government, International Donors and distribute Relief Materials to victims of disasters;
  • Handle deportee(s) matters of State Indigenes repatriated from outside the country band, also Internally Displaced Persons (I.D.Ps) of the State within the country;
  • Set up Internally Displaced Persons (I.D.Ps) Camp;
  • Formulate policies in relation to emergency research and technology;
  • Provide Humanitarian Services to Victims of Disaster in the State;
  • Develop necessary technology to mitigate identified emergency situations
    Set up HOTLINES to disseminate information and assist affected persons.
  • Receive financial and technical aid from national and international organizations and non-governmental agencies for the purpose of disaster management in the state;
  • Collect emergency relief supply from local, and foreign sources and from international and non-governmental agencies;
  • Distribute emergency relief materials to victims of natural and other disasters and assist in the rehabilitation of victims where necessary;
  • Liaise with local emergency management committees to monitor where necessary, the distribution of relief materials to disaster victims;
  • Process relief assistance to such state and local government as may be determine from time to time