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NIMASA donates relief materials to Kano flood victims

Rep of  NIMASA DG, Mrs Olumide
Odusanya (3rd from L)  presenting the food items and materials to
the Executive Secretary of Kano State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA), Alhaji
Ali Bashir Nikkel (3rd from R)

Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency (NIMASA) has reaffirmed its
commitment in rendering assistance to victims of flood and other natural
disasters living in different camps spread across the six geopolitical zones in
the country.

Director General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside made this known in Kano while
presenting food and other relief materials to the Kano State Government.
who was represented by the Deputy Director and Head of Financial Services, Mrs
Olamide Odusanya presented the food items and other materials to Kano State
Government on behalf of the DG for onward distribution to flood victims and
internally displaced persons in the state.
 This is part of
the 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, this is a continuation of
our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives which has taken place in
some States and is still on-going. It is important for Kano state to be a
beneficiary of the kind gesture of the agency owing to the fact that Kano state
was also one of the states affected by natural disasters in 201
8”, the
DG said.
the materials to the Kano State Executive Secretary of the state Emergency
Management Agency, Alhaji Ali Bashir Nikkel, the DG noted that the Agency would
vigorously pursue the improvement of welfare of Nigerians and urged the State
Government to ensure the items gets to the victims while urging the
beneficiaries of the items to use them judiciously, so that the desired goal
would be achieved.
receiving the materials on behalf of Kano State Government, Alhaji Nikkel,
commended the efforts of the NIMASA and acknowledged the importance and
timeliness of the gesture. He said the State government is doing its best
within its powers to ensure their welfare and security.
“The State Government is
ever grateful by this kind gesture and would not be forgotten in a hurry and
called on other government agencies and corporate
organizations   to emulate the footsteps of NIMASA by coming to
the aid of the state government. We call on well-meaning Nigerians also and
corporate institutions to emulate NIMASA. We assure that the items donated
would be judiciously distributed to the affected persons with the aim of
alleviating their suffering,”
 the Director emphasized.
donated to the Kano State Government  include the following, Rice,
Corn, Mattresses, Sugar, salt, Dettol, Beans, Noodles, Soap/ Detergents,
sanitary pad, dippers, mats, blankets, mosquito nets Dairy foods,
palm/vegetable oil, Grinding Machines, pumping and sewing machines amongst
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 this that
NIMASA is carrying out the CSR activities across the six geo political zones in
the country.

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