The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated relief to flood victims in Edo state as part of efforts to cushion the impact of the disaster on them.
Presenting the items to the state government in Benin on behalf of NDDC, the Director, Edo State office of the commission, Mrs Mercy Babawale, said the commission is complementing the efforts of the state government in ameliorating the suffering of the victims.
While commiserating with the government and the people of the state on the negative impact of the flood, he charged the government to ensure that the relief materials got to the victims on time.
“The items handed over are 1,350 bags of rice, 675 cartons of noodles; 675 bags of beans; 675 bags of garri; 204 kilograms of salt; 69 cartons of milk, 69 cartons of beverage; 204kg of sugar; 675 bottles of vegetable oil; and 102 cartons of seasoning cubes.
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Others are 675 tins of tomatoes; 675 cartons of bottled water; 675 nylon mats; 675 units of treated mosquito nets; 675 tablets of bathing soap; 339 mattresses/pillows; 339 blankets and 675 n rubber slippers” she said.
Responding, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. Jonathan Lawani, assured that the items would be delivered to the flood victims in the state.
He said the relief materials would go a long way in ameliorating the suffering of the affected individuals in the state.