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NIMASA donates relief materials to flood victims in Rivers

 …Reaffirms commitment to welfare of displaced persons                             
Head, Procurement, NIMASA, Mr. Obom Otonye; Director, Special Duties, NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka;
South-South Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),
Mr. Wilson I. Brandon; Zonal Coordinator, Eastern Zone, NIMASA, Heaky Dimowo;
and Yusuf Nadabo of NIMASA’s Port Harcourt office, during the presentation of
relief materials to Internationally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) in Rivers State,
at the South-South zonal store of NEMA in Port Harcourt.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration
and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has restated its commitment to the wellbeing of
victims of disaster in the country. 

Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku
Peterside, stated this in Port Harcourt while presenting food items and other
materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Rivers State.

The South-South Zonal Coordinator of
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Walson I. Brandon, received
the relief materials on behalf of flood disaster victims and IDPs in Tai,
Andoni, and Opobo-Nkoro local government areas of the state. 

appreciated NIMASA for the kind gesture and appealed to other corporate
organisations and individuals to emulate the Agency.

While presenting the items, Dakuku,
who was represented by the Director, Special Duties (External Relations and
Technical Cooperation), NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, stated, “This is part of the
nation-wide donation of diverse forms of relief materials to people displaced
as a result of the 2019 flood disaster that submerged some parts of the state
and some other states across the country. It is a continuation of our Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, which have taken place in some states
and are still on-going.”

The DG told the representatives of
NEMA that NIMASA would vigorously pursue the improvement of the welfare of
Nigerians, and urged the coordinator to ensure judicious use of the items.

“We are here as a corporate
organisation to comply with the Federal Government’s directive to all
government organisations to use their powers and resources to alleviate the
suffering of Nigerians affected by flood and other disasters. We, therefore,
call on other corporate bodies to partner with us in this drive in order to
always support the Federal Government’s drive in advancing gestures that impact
lives positively and meaningfully in the country,” Dakuku added.

While receiving the materials at the
South-South zonal store of NEMA in Port Harcourt, Brandon commended the efforts
of NIMASA. He emphasised that the gesture was a significant and timely
intervention in support of the Federal Government’s efforts to guarantee the
welfare of the citizens.

Brandon stated, “The Agency is ever
grateful for this kind gesture and it would not be forgotten in a hurry. 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.”

Materials donated to the victims
included rice, corn, mattresses, sugar, salt, Dettol, beans, noodles,
soap/detergents, sanitary pad, dippers, mats, blankets, mosquito nets, dairy
foods, palm/vegetable oil, grinding machines, and pumping and sewing machines.

The Federal
Government has consistently encouraged interested philanthropists and
non-governmental organisations to partner with government in order to cater for
the needs of Nigerians affected by disaster. 
It is in line with this that
NIMASA is carrying out the CSR activities across the six geopolitical zones in
the country.

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