NDDC Presents Relief Materials To Flood Affected Communities In Cross River.

By Our Reporter

The Niger Delta Development Commission has presented relief materials to communities ravaged by the recent floods in Cross River State.

The presentation which was made at the NDDC state office in Calabar, had in attendance political and traditional leaders as well as members of the affected communities.

In his opening remarks, State Director of the Commission, Mr. Ene Okpo, said, as an intervetionist agency the Commission had to intervene to provide succour to those affected by the flood and promised that the agency will continue to help in whatever way possible to ameliorate the plight of the people.

Also speaking, State Director, State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Ayim Princewill, pointed out that more than 39,000 persons were displaced, 19,000 farmlands and about 9,000 house destroyed in the state during the last flood. He stressed on the need for those affected by the flood and other natural disasters to always endeavor to write to the agency so they can be captured for relief materials.

Director, Youth and Sports, Mr. Offiong Ephraim, who represented the Acting Managing Director of the Commission, Mr. Emmanuel Audu, noted that the Commission, in her determination to make a difference has continued to support communities who are affected by natural dessaster.

He maintained that the Commission was looking forward to begining its flagship program, the Medical Outreach which usually serve as reliable health care need for the people at the rural areas. He appreciated the people for turning out enmase to witness the presentation of the relief.

About 10 LGAs including, Akpabuyo, Bakkasi, Odukpani, Biase, Abi, Obubra, Obanliku, Ogoja, Calabar South and Calabar Municipality, ravaged by the flood were selected for the gesture.

Among the Items presented were bags of rice, beans, mattresses, pillows, cartoons of noddles, grandnut oil etc.

Present at the event were some local government chairmen, traditional rulers and members of the affected communities

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