As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), continued with the donation of relief materials to victims affected by flood and other disasters across the country.
The Agency took the exercise to Akure in Ondo State, where various items were donated to the Ondo State Government for onward distribution to affected citizens.
Speaking during the presentation of the materials in Akure, the Director-General, Dakuku Peterside, said in line with its CSR policy, NIMASA would continue to provide support for victims of natural and man-made disasters across Nigeria.
Peterside, who was represented by the Director, Western Zonal Office, Olayemi Abass, said the Agency would continue to vigorously pursue the improvement of the welfare of Nigerians and the economy as a whole.He said: “We are here to comply with the Federal Government’s directive for all government organizations 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.”
While receiving the materials, the state Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, commended NIMASA for reaching out to Ondo State, saying the materials could not have come at a better time especially as the Government is currently handling the devastating effect of the rain storm that ravaged Supare and Ikare Akoko areas of the state. Ajayi, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Desola Alabi, said Government would continue to partner with agencies such as NIMASA in various areas for the common good of Nigerians.
Recall that NIMASA commenced the second phase of the donation of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) nationwide last week, with the presentation of household items to IDPs in Lagos and Niger States.Twenty states across the nation’s six geopolitical zones that have been ravaged by flood and other disasters will benefit from this segment of the exercise.