NDDC Distributes Palliatives To 2022 Flood Victims

Considering the current economic hardship in the country, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has distributed Palliatives to the victims of the 2022 flood disaster in communities across the 25 local government areas of Delta State, so as to enable them cushion the effects of the flood disaster.

Recall that the flood occured in 2022, but the victims were still suffering the aftermath of the disaster; this therefore, called for the NDDC Governing Board, led by Mr. Chiedu Ebie to implement the decision to distribute previously approved palliative items to communities across Delta State.

Representative of Delta State on the NDDC Governing Board, Rt.Hon. Monday Igbuya, who spoke during the presentation ceremony, assured that the commission is committed to programmes that would affect the people positively; while emphasizing that the board was engaging in activities that truly reflects the people’s needs and mandate of the board.

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According to him, this act was in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda to reduce to the barest minimum the effects of the 2022 flood disaster in the state.

“You remember the flood happened in 2022 and as you know President Bola Tinubu was not in office then, so were the NDDC Board and Management. But, when the issue came up, the graciously approved this relief operation,” Igbuya stated.

Insights into the Truckloads of items distrib­uted revealed bags of rice, bags of beans, mattresses, vegetable oil, noodles, toiletries, tomato paste, boats, cassava milling machines, sewing and grinding machines, salt, among other relief materi­als.

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Expressing profound happiness at the event, Onoriode Ogodo of Sapele-Okpe community, commended the commission for the palliatives shared, stating that: “The items will go a long way in supporting those who lost homes and means of livelihoods during the flood.”

Also in his own view, President-General of Elume community, Mr. Felix Emuobo, hinted that: “With the materials in the right hands, we can rebuild and support our people through these difficult times. I commend the NDDC for their effort towards bringing relief to us.”

However, the community leaderships across the 25 local governments of the State, both women, and youth groups received the items on behalf of their people.

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By Aligwe Stella, P/H