Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for supporting the
government’s effort to take care of the welfare of its people, saying the
gesture is a great relief.
gave the commendation while receiving relief items donated by NIMASA to
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in the state, in furtherance of the
Agency’s support to victims of flood and other disasters across the country.
Katsina in the recent past was the activities of bandits.
government had closed almost all the IDP camps and reintegrated the victims
into their communities to go about their business of farming.
closing all but one IDP camp so that our people can return to farming because
they produce what they eat. We do not want to have a fresh crisis on our hands
next year occasioned by food insecurity,” the Deputy Governor said.
Management Agency would go to the localities of the victims for distribution of
the relief materials to them.
Katsina, the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, explained that
the Board and Management of the Agency took the decision to provide succour to
IDPs in 20 states in recognition of the plight of the victims, which according
to him, cannot be handled by government alone.
flood and other disasters because of the suffering they were going through as a
result of being displaced from their abodes. And since government cannot do it
alone, the Board and Management of NIMASA approved the provision of relief
materials to 20 states in the country, Katsina being one of them, in order to
ameliorate the people’s plight. That is why we are here today.”
resilience in dealing with flood and, recently, banditry in parts of the state,
the Director-General called on other well-meaning Nigerians and corporate
organisations to come to the aid of victims who have been displaced as a result
of these social malaises.
Maritime Labour Services, Mr. Ibrahim Jibril, further said that the gesture was
part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
rice, grains, sugar, noodles, palm oil, vegetable oil and consumables, like
baby diapers, detergents, soap, and disinfectants.
distribution of relief materials to 20 states of the federation in March this
year with the flag off held at the Lagos State Emergency and Disaster
Management Camp in Igando.