Air Comdr Yusuf Anas of CCC presents SAEMA Award to Dr. Mohammed Goje of YOSEMA
Air Comdr Yusuf Anas of CCC presents SAEMA Award to Dr. Mohammed Goje of YOSEMA

YOSEMA Wins Best Emergency Management Agency at SAEMA 2020

The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YOSEMA) has bagged the best agency in Emergency Management at the annual Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA) 2020.

YOSEMA was established by a Law of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency and Other Matters Related Thereto of October 2010 to implement the State Humanitarian, Disaster and Emergency Related Activities in a coordinated and principled response to emergencies in Yobe State.

The construction and inauguration of houses for internally displaced persons in the state despite all odds was what earned YOSEMA the Emergency management category of SAEMA 2020.

Under the able superintendence of Dr Mohammed Goje as its Director General, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency has been in the spotlight for its effectiveness in carrying out its well defined functions which include, institutional collaborations and coordination, disaster risk assessment, disaster risk reduction, disaster preparedness, prevention and mitigation, disaster response and disaster recovery.

An Epidemiologist and Humanitarian analyst, Dr Goje has Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Prior to his coming to YOSEMA in 2019, he had acquired experiences in various areas of work which include program planning and coordination, proposal and work plan development, advocacy, vaccines and Immunization, capacity building, project coordination, supervision, data collection and analysis (both qualitative and quantitative). He is also grounded in epidemiological activities, Non-communicable disease research, technical support to malaria projects, reproductive health, psycho-social Support and Gender Base Violence interventions in emergencies.

Dr Mohammed Goje worked previously as program consultant with ActionAid Nigeria supporting RH project in Yobe state; he also worked State Analyst-Vaccines supporting Yobe State Primary Health care on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)/ Dangote Routine Immunization Project in Yobe State.

He had equally worked as Program Coordinator (BORNO) of UNFPA Funded project, Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health service provision in conflict-affected communities in North-Eastern Nigeria (STRESPCIN) implemented by Actionaid Nigeria.

Dr Goje was also Epidemiological Activities Manager with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF-OCA) with the main responsibility of outbreak investigation as well epidemiological functions of the four MSF-OCA projects in Nigeria in addition with the responsibility of ensuring that the data generated from projects are valid and of good quality.

His international experience includes working as Data Analyst Consultant (Evaluation and Analysis of Malaysia Community Health Society Project, Impact of smoke-free homes: Strategy toward Anti-Smoking among Households in Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) Scheme).

Dr Mohammed Goje qualified as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Maiduguri and has a Master of Science (Msc) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Putra, Malaysia, among other academic and professional certifications. Among the professional bodes belongs are the International Epidemiological Association (IEA), Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) and Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA).

SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AWARD WINNERS 2020

INSTITUTIONAL CATEGORIES

Public Information
Nigerian Customs Service
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Crime Prevention
Nigerian Correctional Service
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Intelligence Service
Department of State Security
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Community Service
Airtel
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Civil Military Relations
Nigerian Army
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Emergency Management
Emergency Communication Centre of Nigeria Communication Commission (National)
Dr. Mohammed Goje of Yobe Emergency Management Agency (State)
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SPECIAL CATEGORIES

Corporate social Responsibility
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
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Training Institute of the Year
Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College
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Cybercrime Prevention
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Branch
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Humanitarian Service
NEEM Foundation
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Volunteer Group
Kontagora Security Service
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Private Security Firm
Profile Security Service
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INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Emergency Journalism
Austin Peacemakers
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Law Enforcement Officer
Commander Alfred Adewunmi/Kogi NDLEA
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Crisis Manager
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Internal Security Kaduna
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Gallantry
Commandant Ahmed Abodurin(NSCDC)/ Agro Ranger of NSCDC
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Security Officer of the Year
CSP Rabiu Garba of the Nigeria Police Force
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Military Officer of the Year
Captain Peter Gambo of the Nigerian Navy
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Minister of the Year
Dr Isa Pantami
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CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE (INDIVIDUALS)
1. Col. Timothy Antigha of MNJTF
2. Comptroller Ahmed Usman of NIS Lagos Airport
3. CSP Ibrahim O. Mohammed of NPF Borno
4. Air Commodore PN Amadi of NAF
5. Ahmed Indimi of Reuters
6. Ohaeri Osondu of FRSC

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE (ORGANISATIONS)
1. Al-Imran Foundation
2. Federal Fire Service
3. National Emergency Management Agency
4. Independent Corrupt Practises Commission
5. Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit
6. West Africa Network of Peacebuilders

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