‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), has donated relief materials to assist flood victims in Bayelsa State.
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa commended NAPAC in statement by Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, NIDCOM yesterday November 24, 2022.
Making the presentation on behalf of NiDCOM Chairman, the Secretary to the Commission, Engr. Sule Yakubu Bassi handed over 200 units of PhermaNets and 100 cartons of Indomie Instant Noodles to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), for onward delivery to all victims affected by the flooding in Bayelsa State.
Engr. Bassi stated that there are over 17 million Nigerians in the diaspora, who are part and parcel of this great country Nigeria, emphasizing President Buhari’s 3 Point Diaspora Agenda, which include: Diaspora are our ambassadors; diaspora must excel in whatever they do and diaspora must never forget home by giving back.
Receiving the palliatives, Mr. Alhassan Nuhu, Director Relief and Rehabilitation Department NEMA, expressed gratitude to NAPAC for their continued support and singular show of solidarity to the flood victims and Nigeria as a whole.
He assured the members of NAPAC that the relief materials will be immediately dispatched to Yenegoa the capital city of Bayelsa for onward distribution to the deserving people.
Mr. Nuhu added that the zeal of NAPAC to assist their compatriots in need is far bigger than any relief materials provided. He was quoted saying, “come and eat is even sweeter than eating”.
He further urged other public spirited individuals and associations wherever they are, to support the effort of the government in reaching out to those who are most vulnerable in terms of flood and other disasters.