Maduako Igbokwe l Friday, November 11, 2022
ONITSHA, Anambra – A non-governmental organization, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated food items, beddings and others materials to flood affected victims in Anambra state.
Making the donation, the chief of staff to sir Emeka Offor, the sponsor of the foundation, retired AIG Chris Okey Ezike said the foundation was sadden with the disaster and wants to give its modest relief materials to displaced persons in the state.
According to him, the foundation is passionate about helping the poor and the needy in the society hence the donation.
“We are here to commiserate with His Excellency Prof Charles Soludo, government and people of Anambra State on the recent flood disaster which ravaged about seven local government councils in the state. This unmitigated disaster left some citizens dead, devasted homes, families and farmland and dislocated over 40,000 Anambrarians and residents, forcing the state government to create about 30 emergency IDP camps located in about seven local government councils of the state” he said .
According to him, the founder and management of the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has approved the donation of relief materials to the government of the state for onwards distribution to the victims of flood disaster.
He also disclosed that with the statistics from the state Emergency Management Agency, the foundation has developed a distribution profile to ensure that the items get to victims without transportation and logistics challenges.
He gave the list of items as follow:,600 bags of 50kg of rice,60 bags of 50kgs of beans ,60 bags of 50kgs of garri,500 pieces of 3ft 6inches of mattresses,500 cartons of idomie noodles,600 tubers of yams,50 cartoons of tomatoes.
Others include 30 cartons of bathing soap,30cartons of washing soap,30 jerrycanes of palm oil,30cartons of Milo beverages,30 cartons of milk,50 jerrycanes of vegetables oil ,10 bags of salt and 10 cartons of maggi cubes.
He also stated that the foundation has shared N2.5millions to affected victims in the various local government councils of the state.
Speaking at the donation, the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Chief Paul Odinigbo commended Sir Emeka Offor and the foundation for their good gesture.
According to him, the foundation has brought two trailer load of relief materials to be distributed to flood victims in the state. He said the agency would commence the distribution of those items to the affected local government councils immediately.
Also speaking at the occasion, the governor of Anambra State Prof Charles Soludo said ” on behalf of the good people of Anambra State, we want to appreciate sir Emeka Offor Foundation for its good gesture to the affected flood victims”
He called on the other Anambra people to emulate the foundation’s gestures and assist those victims of flood disaster.
According to him, Anambra State has been inundated with one disaster and other issues, noting that flood was serious on the people.
” I want to call on the well to do Anambra citizens where ever they are to come home and help these people and in building the state to a smart city” he said .