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NIMASA donates relief materials to Cross River flood victims


The Director, Planning, Research and Data Management Services, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mrs. Moronke Thomas (R) & The Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi (L) during the presentation of relief Materials to the IDPs by NIMASA, in Calabar.

line with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) disposition of the Nigerian
Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the Agency under the
leadership of Dr. Dakuku Peterside has restated that the internally displaced
persons spread across Nigeria constitute an integral part of our society and
the nation at large and therefore have to be catered for.

stated this while presenting some relief materials to the Internally Displaced
persons in Cross River State, as part of its nation-wide donation of diverse
forms of relief materials to people displaced as a result of the 2018 flood
disaster that submerged some parts of the State and some other states across
the country, in continuation of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
the materials to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the DG, who was
represented by the Director, Planning, Research and Data Services Department
(PRDMS), Mrs. Moronke Thomas, told the beneficiaries that the Agency would
always support the Federal Government’s drive in advancing gestures that impact
lives positively and meaningfully in the country.
“NIMASA is a socially
responsible citizen. Though our core mandates are principally to regulate and
promote shipping as well as other associated maritime ventures in Nigeria, we
are acutely aware, and also conscious of the plights of natural disaster
victims like you. We are with you and we share your sufferings. 

“We are here in
realisation of the fact that an injury to you is an injury to us, and by
extension, an injury to Nigeria. And so, NIMASA as a responsible corporate
citizen will continue to support the Federal Government efforts in ameliorating
your sufferings and challenges
, the DG said.
the materials on behalf of the IDPs in the State, the Special Assistant (SA) to
the Governor who also doubles as the Ag DG, of the Cross River State Emergency
Management Agency, Mr. Princewil Ayim commended NIMASA, while noting that the
State government was doing its best on their welfare and security. 

He thanked
NIMASA for the gesture and called on other public-spirited institutions and
individuals to emulate such magnanimity.
“We note and understand
the circumstances of our people and we feel their pains. We perfectly know
their needs and we are doing everything as a State to make life meaningful for
them. We call on well-meaning Nigerians and corporate institutions to emulate
NIMASA. We appreciate and commend them and it is our promise that this gesture
has been received in the spirit in which it is given”
, Mr.
Ayim said.
speaking, the leader of the Bakassi IDP Camp, Mr. Etim Ene, thanked NIMASA for
the items donated, adding that the Camp was still lacking basic amenities such
as portable water and healthcare services.
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.
It is
worthy of note that the Federal Government has consistently encouraged
interested philanthropists and non-governmental organisations to partner with
government in order to adequately cater for the needs of Nigerians who are
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 throughout the Six Geo-political Zones.

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