Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to some Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) camps across some affected states in Nigeria.
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside called for more support from well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organizations while presenting the donation at one of the IDP camps in Abuja, noting that people at the IDP camps across the country are integral part of Nigeria; hence they should not be neglected nor discriminated.
“We must share in the grief of our fellow citizens, as no one wishes to find his or her self in any camp, knowing full well that the comfort there is minimal. Let me also assure you that in no distant time from now, you will all return to your abodes as the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that your safety is paramount. For us in NIMASA we are not just concerned about the well-being of the maritime sector, but as a corporate socially responsible Agency, we are concerned about your welfare; this is why we are here to support you the best way we can,” Dr. Peterside said.
The DG who was represented in the camp by the Agency’s Director, Special Duties in charge of External Relations and Technical Cooperation, Hajia Lami Tumaka noted that the Agency would continue to support all initiatives by the Federal Government to ensure their welfare and safety is guaranteed.
The donation was also extended to the Gubio IDP Camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, camp in the Odiereke-Ubie community of Ahoada West Local Government area of Rivers State and Bakassi area of Cross River State.
Dr. Dakuku Petersied was also represented at these three camps by the NIMASA’s Director of Internal Audit, Mr. Victor Onuzuruike and the Head, Corporate Communications of the Agency, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi.