The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA ) has donated good and items to over 200 people at Umuoziri Inyisi, Ikeduru LGA of Imo State as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
The donation was geared towards equipping Nigerian youths in the communities with vocational and life skills that create wealth and support livelihood.
Speaking at the presentation of the items to the beneficiaries, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman expressed the institution’s unwavering commitment to positively impact lives and give back to society.
According to Usman, ‘’the Nigerian Ports Authority is the regulatory body for all the ports in Nigeria and as a federal government agency, the Authority is deliberate about contributing to the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to drastically reduce the number of people who live in abject poverty in our country. The presentation we are having is in furtherance of this determination.
‘’ I am hopeful that these items, which include electrical grinding machines, sewing machines, and hand grinding machines will go a long way in putting food on the table for people in the community. We also hope that once beneficiaries get to work with these items, they would be able to take care of the basic needs of life that were hitherto problematic.’’
Represented by Principal Manager, Corporate/Strategic Communication, Mr. Ikechukwu Onyemekara, Usman noted that Nigerian Ports Authority is particularly interested in the empowerment of women and the youth giving the importance of the assistance that they can give to our fathers in the upbringing of children and the maintenance of our families while in the case of the youth, it is important that they have some work at hand at every material time so that they will not be tempted to engage in anti-social activities.
The traditional ruler of Inyisi Autonomous Community Eze Andrew Osuji applauded NPA for initiating such a laudable programme to benefit the youths of the community. The visibly excited monarch also urged the beneficiaries to make appropriate use of the items