NIMASA donates relief materials to flood victims in Ondo
.State government lauds agency
By Udeme Clement & Tayo Daniel
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has extended its donation of relief materials to victims affected by flood and other disasters across the country, as the Agency took the exercise to Akure, Ondo State, where various items were donated to the State Government for onward distribution to affected citizens.
Speaking during presentation of the materials in Akure, the Director General of NIMASA Dr. Dakuku Peterside stated that in line with the Agency’s policy on Corporate Social Responsibility, NIMASA would continue to provide support for victims of natural and man-made disasters across the country.
Dr. Peterside who was represented by the Agency’s Director, Western Zonal Office, Mr. Olayemi Abass said that the Agency would continue to vigorously pursue improvement of the welfare of Nigerians and the economy as a whole.
In his words” We are here to comply with the Federal Government’s directive for all government organisations to use their 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”, he said.
While receiving the materials, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi commended NIMASA for reaching out to Ondo people. He said the materials could not have come at a better time, especially as Ondo State Government is currently handling devastating effect of the rain storm that ravaged Supare and Ikare Akoko areas of the State.
The Deputy Governor who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Desola Alabi, said that the Ondo State Government would continue to partner with agencies such as NIMASA in various areas for the common good of Nigeria.
It would be recalled that NIMASA commenced the second phase of donating relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, nationwide last week with presentation of household items to IDPs in Lagos and Niger States.
Twenty States across the nation’s six geopolitical zones ravaged by flood and other disasters will benefit from this segment of the exercise.
The Director, Western Zonal Office of NIMASA Mr. Olayemi Abass handing over the relief materials donated to Ondo state by the Agency to the Permanent Secretary, Deputy Governor’s office Mrs Desola Alabi in Akure:
The Director, Western Zonal Office of NIMASA Mr. Olayemi Abass speaking to journalists during presentation of relief materials donated to Ondo State by the Agency in Akure: