NIMASA DG Reaffirms Commitment To IDPs’ Welfare      


…Donates Relief Materials to Flood Victims in Rivers



Director, Special Duties, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Hajia Lami Tumaka (third left), presenting relief materials to the South-South Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Wilson I. Brandon (right), at the South-South zonal store of NEMA in Port Harcourt. Other are the Zonal Coordinator, Eastern Zone, NIMASA, Heaky Dimowo (second left), Head, Procurement, Mr. Obom Otonye (second right), and Yusuf Nadabo of NIMASA’s Port Harcourt office (left).  


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has restated its commitment to the well-being of victims of disaster in the country.

Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, stated this in Port Harcourt while presenting food items and other materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Rivers State.

The South-South Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Walson I. Brandon, received the relief materials on behalf of flood disaster victims and IDPs in Tai, Andoni, and Opobo-Nkoro local government areas of the state.

Brandon appreciated NIMASA for the kind gesture and appealed to other corporate organisations and individuals to emulate the Agency.

While presenting the items, Dakuku, who was represented by the Director, Special Duties (External Relations and Technical Cooperation), NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, stated, “This is part of the nation-wide donation of diverse forms of relief materials to people displaced as a result of the 2019 flood disaster that submerged some parts of the state and some other states across the country. It is a continuation of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, which have taken place in some states and are still on-going.”

The DG told the representatives of NEMA that NIMASA would vigorously pursue the improvement of the welfare of Nigerians, and urged the coordinator to ensure judicious use of the items.

While receiving the materials at the South-South zonal store of NEMA in Port Harcourt, Brandon commended the efforts of NIMASA.

He emphasised that the gesture was a significant and timely intervention in support of the Federal Government’s efforts to guarantee the welfare of the citizens.

Materials donated to the victims included rice, corn, mattresses, sugar, salt, Dettol, beans, noodles, soap/detergents, sanitary pad, dippers, mats, blankets, mosquito nets, dairy foods, palm/vegetable oil, grinding machines, and pumping and sewing machines.