The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), an agency of the Federal government of Nigeria, has distributed tricycles, motorcycles and other relief materials to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ekiti State.
Distributing the materials in Ado Ekiti Thursday, the Deputy Governor, Chief
Bisi Egbeyemi, expressed appreciation to the federal government, promising that Ekiti State Government would not relent in collaborating with government agencies, corporate organisations and donor agencies to give succour to vulnerable people to relieve them of their burdens.
In his appreciation statement, Egbeyemi described the NIMASA’s action as an example of corporate social responsibility which should be emulated by corporate organizations and well meaning individuals.
Egbeyemi said: “We appreciate the federal government, donors agencies, corporate organizations and individuals who had contributed towards the development of the state and assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters.
“These relief materials were donated to improve the livelihoods of internally displaced persons in the state and to help beneficiaries become self-sufficient.
“At this juncture, I must say that it has always been the state government’s interest to assist vulnerable people in the state to reclaim their normal lives and achieve self-sufficiency without becoming a burden.
“This is evident in her efforts at various angles through programmes to give a better life to her citizenry. In the light of this, I would like to implore all the beneficiaries to make good use of the items distributed.”
The Chairman of Ekiti State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Capt. Sunday Adebomi (rtd), explained that the materials distributed were part of the social responsibility on the part of the agency and Governor Kayode Fayemi’s passion to alleviate poverty and create wealth.
The SEMA boss pointed out that over 4,000 people had enjoyed relief materials, out of over 5,000 victims of different disasters recorded in the state in year 2020.
Adebomi said that the victims of this year’s disasters would be captured as soon as the government procures more relief materials and urged them to be patient.
The 55 beneficiaries of the empowerment tools were selected from the 16 local government areas (LGAs) and 19 local council development areas (LCDAs) in the state.
Other relief materials handed out to the beneficiaries included grinding machines, hairdryers, and sewing machines, among others.
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