Flood: Group donates food, non-food items to victims in Bayelsa
By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa, Trek Africa Newspaper
AS part of efforts to cushion the devastating effects of flood disaster on victims, a Non-Governmental Organisations, under the auspices of Actionaid Nigeria in collaboration with Mac Jim Foundation, has donated food and non food items to flood victims in Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State.
The food and non food items donated include: 10kg of rice, Indomie nuddles, wrapper, detergents, salt, Maggi, bathing soup, vegetable oil, amongst others things.
The Logistics Advisor Actionaid Nigeria Mr Goodluck Omoh, who presented the items on behalf of the group at Otuoke on Friday, said it was part of the foundation’s effort to sympathize and empathize with flood victims in the state
Omoh, commiserated with the victims for their losses and assured them of the Foundation’s commitment to their welfare.
He said Actionaid deem it feet to step in as 90% of Bayelsa was submerged with flood water.
“In Otuoke here so many places are flooded even the former President house is also, if you go around the town you will see things for yourself.
“Actionaid has commission five million naira to support 140 household in here Bayelsa.
“Here in Otuoke we have 30 beneficiaries, while in Yenagoa Local Government Areas, we have 80 beneficiaries, in Sagbama LGA, we have 40 beneficiaries.
“All the items are shared accordingly to the beneficiaries everybody is happy for what they got from our NGO,” he said.
On his part, Mr Emmanuel Egede, the Community Development Committee Chairman, commeded the foundation for coming to the aid of Otuoke community, who was heat hard by flood.
He called on relevant government agencies and political leaders to address the ravaging floods as a matter of urgent national importance to save lives.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Irene Obodo, thanked the foundation for coming to their aid and called for divine intervention to the disaster.