By Godwin Oritse
LAGOS—THE Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, yesterday, donated relief material worth several millions of Naira to victims of the two building collapse that claimed the lives of over 50 persons a few weeks ago in Lagos.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, NIMASA’s Director for Special Duties and External Relations, Hajia Lami Tumaka commiserated with the victims of the unfortunate incident saying that it is the prayer of the agency for such accidents do not reoccur again.
According to Tumaka, the presentation of these relief materials is part of the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility function to reach out to Nigerians that have suffered one calamity or the other.
Tumaka said: “Lagos is the flagship of this second leg, we started last year as it took us round the country. The appeal by the Federal Government to its agencies and parastatals to assist victims of flood and other natural disasters informed NIMASA’s decision to embark upon this presentation of relief materials to victims of these unfortunate accidents.”
Similarly, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu said that there were about 700 families accommodated at the agency camp in Igando in Lagos adding that after profiling the occupants of the camp, some victims had to be moved out.
He disclosed that the bottom line is to return them to normal life and make them put the past behind them.