NDDC Donates Relief Materials to 2023 Rivers Flood Victims

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It was gathered that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated 24 trucks of relief materials to eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Rivers affected by flooding in 2023.

Chief Tony Okocha, Rivers Representative on the NDDC Board, presented the materials to the chairmen of the affected LGAs, on behalf of the board, in Port Harcourt on Friday, January 26, 2024.

Okocha said that each truck contained 47 different items, which were meant to cushion the effects of the flood on the victims.

The relief materials included bags of rice, beans, noodles, milk, tomatoes, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, Lipton tea and bottles of water.

Others were nylon mats, mosquito nets, cartons of sanitary pads, bath soap, mattresses/pillows, blankets, slippers, disinfectants, tissue papers, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

The rest were wrappers, lanterns, wheelbarrows, shovels, diggers and hoes, basins, water cans, water drums, spoons, plates, cups, fishing, mosquito sprays, detergents, rain boots, canoes and paddles and torch lights, amongst others.

Okocha said that the distribution of the materials was one of the projects of the state NDDC and assured that the commission would be responsive to the people of the region.

He said that the project was a demonstration of President Bola Tinubu’s responsiveness to the Nigeria citizens.

“The president through NDDC had assembled palliative materials that will be of use to the people who suffered the impact of environmental devastation.

“NDDC had assembled materials incidental to their problems and ancillary to their solutions, and those materials are edibles and other items that they were dispossessed of by the flood,” Okocha said.

He urged the LG chairmen not to politicize the distribution of the items but ensure that it got to the communities affected.

In a remark, the Director NDDC, Rivers State Office, Mr Theophilus Allagaa, said that NDDC decided to start the distribution of the materials to the worst hit LGAs in Rivers.

Allagaa said that the commission had about 47 items in the list to distribute, three trucks each to the impacted communities.

He urged the representatives of the eight affected communities to ensure that the items got to the people.

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