By Godwin Oritse
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in continuation of its nationwide donation of relief items to victims affected by flood in some 20 states of the country has made a presentation to the people so affected in Niger State.
NIMASA’s Director General, Dr Dakuku Peterside said who spoke at the presentation ceremony in Minna, said that the donated material will alleviate the suffering of the people who were displaced by floods in the state last year.
Peterside who was represented by Hajia Lami Tumaka, Director Special Duties, External Relations and Technical Cooperation, commiserated with the families of those who lost loved ones and property and assured of the Agency’s preparedness to extend support to Nigerians in distress.
According to the DG, “we are here to extend our hand 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, but for the circumstances that brought you here. As a socially responsible corporate entity, NIMASA remains committed to supporting all Nigerians in distress, no matter how little.
“This exercise will take us to 20 states covering the six Geo-Political Zones where Nigerians have been displaced through natural disasters, insurgency and other forms of conflict. This is just our way of supporting the Federal and State governments in catering for the needs of the displaced so that they do not feel abandoned in their times of need”.