Again, NIMASA Donates Relief Material to Delta IDPs

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has reiterated government’s commitment towards providing adequate succour to  Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as floodings spread across the country.He stated this in Asaba, Delta State while presenting relief items to the IDPs in the State.The gesture is in continuation of the NIMASA’s nationwide donation of relief materials to victims of flood and other natural disasters in 20 States of the federation, being part of the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility drive.Dakuku who was represented by the  Deputy Director and Head of Corporate Communications of NIMASA Mr. Isichei Osamgbi,  commiserated with the families of those who lost their loved ones and property, while  promising to extend similar support to Nigerians in distress.His words, “we are here to extend our hands of fellowship to you and to let you know that NIMASA cares. The fact that you are here today, does not make you any less Nigerian. It is circumstances that brought you here. As a socially responsible corporate entity, NIMASA remains committed to supporting all Nigerians in distress, irrespective of any potential or visible odds”.Dr. Dakuku epresentative noted that Delta State was one of the 20 States earmarked for the programme and that it is the responsibility of government to carter for victims of  disasters both natural and man-made.Receiving the items on behalf of the Government of Delta State, the Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Hon. Ernest Ogwezy, assisted by  the State’s SEMA Director Mr. Karo Ovemoso, and the NIMASA Deputy Director Central Zone, Femowei Abel, the Assistant Director Admin Mohammed Zakari, thanked NIMASA for the gesture and stated that the items brought will be judiciously used to ensure a better standard of living for the IDPs in the State.“We as a government are very much aware of the plight of our people. Though it may seem as if their pride has been taken away by their circumstance, we will continue to admonish them to know that today there is hope, hope galvanised by good governance and sound leadership. NIMASA is a good example and we urged other government institutions to emulate the magnanimity of this strategic Agency”.Items  donated ranged from Mattresses, Garri, School Bags, Salt, Rice, Fishing Nets, Blanket, Tins of Powder Milk, beverages, Soap/ Detergents, Sugar, noodles, palm/vegetable oil, amongst others.The Federal Government has consistently encouraged Government Agencies, interested philanthropists and non-governmental organisations to partner with government in  catering for the needs of Nigerians affected by one form of disaster or another. It is in line with such encouragement that the Management of NIMASA embarked on provision of relief materials of diverse forms to the Internally Displaced Persons across 20 states of the federation. ReplyForward

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