NIMASA Donate Relief Materials to Lagos IDPs
As Lagos asks for More
In continuation of its response to the challenges face by victims of flooding, insurgency and other natural disasters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated empowerment items to the Lagos State government to assist in alleviating the pains and suffering of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPS in the state.
Presenting the items, the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, represented by Mrs. Olamide Odusanya, Head, Internal Audit, NIMASA, said that the donation was part of the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility aimed at supporting the Federal and State governments in resettling IDPs across the country.
The objective of the gesture, according to the management of NIMASA is to alleviate the sufferings of the IDPs, and underprivileged persons and help them become self- reliant and by so doing, reduce their pains, eradicate poverty in the society and empower such citizens to overcome their burdens.
The items donated include motorcycles, tricycle, sewing machines, welding machines, grinding machines, hair dryers, hair clippers and generators.
Other items donated by NIMASA were medical equipment, books/stationeries as well as noodles and other food items.
Speaking on behalf of the NIMASA DG, Mrs. Odunsanya, stated that the donation to Lagos and other states of the federation is an entrenched culture in NIMASA as part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, not only to their host communities but all states of the federation to render support to all irrespective of location, tribe/religion.
In Her words “The Director General is very passionate about the welfare and wellbeing of Nigerians. As an Agency of government, we have adopted and agreed to do everything within our power to support overcome the pains and sufferings unleashed by flooding, fire incidents and other natural disasters which have displaced families from their homes and communities. This little donation is part of ongoing efforts towards putting smile in their faces”, Mrs. Odunsanya said.
Mr. Gboyega Shoyowo, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Lagos State Government, Hon. Babatunde Hunpe, Member, House Committee on Maritime, Mr. Olufemi Osanyintolu, General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) alongside other Lagos state officials received the items with gratitude.
“We appreciate NIMASA’s efforts and we appreciate what they are doing in the country, we assure them that these items shall be equitably distributed to the beneficiaries, Shoyowo said.
Hon. Babatunde Hupe and other officials spoke in the same vein and requested more of such items from other well-meaning organizations in the country.
They emphasized that with a full list of the items donated in their custody as handed over to them by NIMASA, distribution of the items to the deserving will be done judiciously without fear or discrimination.
Recall that NIMASA has informed that the donation is part of an ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme of the Agency aimed at bringing relief to victims of insurgency, violent crimes, flood and other manmade disaster in all the states of the Federation.