BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has donated palliatives to Rivers State government for Flood Victims to cushion the devastating effects of the flood.
Some of the items donated include, two numbers one hundred KVA generators, two numbers Ambulance vehicles, Digital X-ray machines, Ultrasound scanning machines and essential drugs.
While making the donations in Port Harcourt Rivers State, the Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Emmanuel Audu – Ohwavborua said the donations were in line with the directive of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs during their visit to flood ravaged areas in Ahoada axis of East West Road.
Dr. Audu – Ohwavborua who revealed that the donations will equally be carried out in other States affected by the flood in the region, noted that handing over the items to Rivers State government was an indication of collaboration among government agencies.
On the portions of East West Road damaged by the flood, the Acting MD expressed happiness that the intervention by NDDC has restored the road to motorable status to boost economic activities in the affected states.
Receiving the items on behalf of Rivers State government, the Chairman Rivers State Flood Management Task Force, Mr. George Nweke appreciated NDDC for the gesture describing it as a step in the right direction.
On her part, the Commissioner for Social Welfare, Mrs. Inime Aguma acknowledged that the move by the interventionist agency deserves commendation.
Other items donated were three thousand bags of beans, three thousand bags of rice, mosquito treated nets, beverages, mattresses and other household items.