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NIMASA to flood victims, “ Govt concerned about your welfare”

…As the Agency donates relief materials to Delta IDPs

L-R: Head, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Isichei Osamgbi (4th from right) presenting relief materials to representative of the Delta State Government, Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Hon. Ernest Ogwezy (3rd from left) and other officials of the state government during the visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) camp by NIMASA Officials. 

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety
Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has reiterated the Federal and State
government’s concern about providing adequate succour aimed at alleviating the
sufferings of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by flooding spread across
the country.

Dr. Dakuku stated this in Asaba, Delta State recently during
presentation of relief items to the IDPs in the State, in continuation of the
Agency’s nationwide donation of relief materials to victims of flood and other
natural disasters in 20 States of the federation, in line with the Agency
Corporate Social Responsibility drive.


Represented by the NIMASA’s Deputy Director and Head of Corporate
Communications, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, the DG commiserated with the families of
those who lost their loved ones and property while assuring them of the
Agency’s unalloyed preparedness to extend support to Nigerians in distress.
According to the DG, “we are here to extend our hands of fellowship to
you and to let you know that NIMASA cares. The fact that you are here today,
does not make you any less Nigerian. It is circumstances that brought you here.
As a socially responsible corporate entity, NIMASA remains committed to
supporting all Nigerians in distress, irrespective of any potential or visible
odds.”
Speaking further, the representative of the DG noted that Delta State
was one of the 20 States earmarked for the programme and that it is the
responsibility of government to carter for victims of natural disasters such as
flood as well as man-made disasters, like insurgency and other forms of
conflict.
Receiving the materials on behalf of the Government of Delta State, the
Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Hon. Ernest Ogwezy, in attendance with
the Delta State SEMA Director Mr. Karo Ovemoso, and the NIMASA Deputy Director
Central Zone, Femowei Abel, the Assistant Director Admin Mohammed Zakari,
thanked NIMASA for the gesture and stated that the items brought will be
judiciously used to ensure a better standard of living for the IDPs in the
State.
According to Hon. Ogwezy, “We as a government are very much aware of the
plight of our people. Though it may seem as if their pride has been taken away
by their circumstance, we will continue to admonish them to know that today
there is hope, hope galvanised by good governance and sound leadership. NIMASA
is a good example and we urged other government institutions to emulate the
magnanimity of this strategic Agency.”
Materials donated ranged from Mattresses, Garri, School Bags, Salt,
Rice, Fishing Nets, Blanket, Tins of Powder Milk, beverages, Soap/ Detergents,
Sugar, noodles, palm/vegetable oil, among others, were received by the
Commissioner who emphasised that the Bureau for Special Duties Office and
the state SEMA will ensure they reach the beneficiaries and are used adequately.
It is worthy of note that the Federal Government has consistently
encouraged Government Agencies, interested philanthropists and non-governmental
organisations to partner with government in order to adequately cater for the
needs of Nigerians who are affected by one form of disaster or another. 
It is
in line with such encouragement that the Management of NIMASA embarked on
provision of relief materials of diverse forms to the Internally Displaced
Persons across 20 states of the federation.

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