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NIMASA donates relief materials to IDPs, others in Kebbi

NIMASA donates relief materials to IDPs, others in Kebbi


By Auwal Ilyasu


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and flood victims as well as victims of boat mishaps in Kebbi state.


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presenting items to the state government at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) office in Birnin Kebbi, the Director-General (DG) of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, disclosed that the donation was to ameliorate the suffering of the victims.


The DG who was represented by the Deputy Director of the Agency, Port Harcourt Office, Murad Ahmed, said that the gesture was also to complement efforts of the state government in supporting the affected persons.


He explained that items donated include 12 sewing machines, 12 grinding machines, 12 welding machines, 50 hair clippers and 12 vulcanizing machines.


Others were 12 generators, two tricycles, four motorcycles and 12 water pumping machines.


“The palliative situations aimed at ameliorating the sufferings of people affected by the flood and boat mishap as well as persons displaced internally for one reason or the other.


“We have always thought that it should be part of our corporate responsibilities to look after our brothers.


“It has not been like this before but we have insisted that in as much as our people far away the seas, we shall have an impact upon their lives and they should understand that they also have brothers elsewhere.” The DG said.



He also called for judicious utilization of the materials for the purpose it was meant for.


On his part, the State governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu appreciated the NIMASA for the gesture.


The Governor who was also represented by Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri, thanked NIMASA for the donation and support to victims of the flood, victims of boat mishaps as well as others affected by natural calamities in the state.


He said, “The governor thanked NIMASA for remembering us, for taking the Bull by the Horns to donate the items to the people affected by the flood, boat mishaps and those internally displaced due to security challenges and natural calamities.


The governor assured NIMASA of the judicious presentation of the items to the affected victims and urged other organizations to emulate the laudable effort of NIMASA for bringing succour to the IDPs in Kebbi State.


NIMASA donates relief materials to IDPs, others in Kebbi

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