Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated food items and other materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility goal.
The Director, Special Duties (External Relations and Technical Cooperation), NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka presented the items on behalf of the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside who restated the commitment of NIMASA to the wellbeing of victims of disaster in the country.
“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.
“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,” said Peterside
Receiving the items on behalf of flood disaster victims and IDPs in Tai, Andoni, and Opobo-Nkoro local government areas of the state, the South-South Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Walson I. Brandon appreciated NIMASA for the kind gesture and appealed to other corporate organisations and individuals to emulate the Agency.
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.
“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,” Brandon said.
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.