The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (OGUN SEMA), to assist those affected by the flood disaster that occurred in the State last year.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, TPL. (Mrs.) Yetunde Dina, while receiving the materials on behalf of the State Government at the Trade Fair Complex, said disaster could be artificial or natural, urging the people to desist from dumping refuse in the river course, as it could pose serious threat to the environment.
‘’NIMASA has done well in extending a hand of fellowship to the State, for considering our State as one of the states to benefit, but we are asking for more to assist the destitute too’’, she said.
Speaking on behalf of NIMASA, Director, Western Zone, Mr. Olayemi Abass, explained that the donation was part of the Corporate Social Responsibilities of the agency to help cushion the effect of the flood disaster.
He noted that disaster is beyond human comprehension but could be managed when people refrain from acts that could cause future occurrence.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Director, OGUN SEMA, Mr. Olufolarin Ige, thanked NIMASA for their support, pledging that the materials would be distributed to the affected people accordingly.
Items donated include; food stuffs, sewing machine, toiletries amongst others.