NIMASA Boss donates relief items, Covid- 19 PPEs to Borno, Gombe, Yobe states
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Director
-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh on Tuesday donated relief items, COVID-19 Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) and other Rapid Testing kits worth millions of naira to Borno, Yobe and Gombe states.
Flagging off the handing over of the items for onward distribution to beneficiaries, especially Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs at the Warehouse of the Borno State Ministry of Poverty Alleviation Maiduguri, Governor Zulum thanked NIMASA for complimenting the efforts of the state government towards managing the 13 years Boko Haram Insurgency.
Zulum who was represented by the Chief of Staff, to the Governor (COS), Professor Isa Marte Hussaini recalled that, NIMASA had in the past sponsored quite a number of Borno students who are currently undergoing studies at various institutions or learning in India and Greece.
He added that the gesture was timely in view of the massive reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of IDPs back to thei original or ancestral homes by the present administration.
“On behalf of Government and the people of Borno State, we commend the DG of NIMASA and his team for their unflinching support to our IDPs.
“This is not the first time NIMASA is supporting the present administration, it has since sponsored quite a number of Borno students who are currently undergoing studies at various institutions in India and Greece, we are very grateful indeed.” Zulum said.
The govenro further promised that the items donated would be distributed accordingly and judiciously to the beneficiaries for the sake of humanity.
While introducing the NIMASA team, t he State Commissioner of Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Duties, Engr Kabir Wanori, acknowledged the cordial working relationship that exists between his ministry and NIMASA, which he noted, have brought about more development in the state.
In his address, the Director General, NIMASA, who was represented by the Executive Director Operations of the Agency, Shehu Ahmed said, NIMASA under the leadership.of Dr. Bashir Jamoh , the agency has decided to donate Small and Medium Scale, SME machines, relief materials to IDPs, Educational materials to Primary and Post Primary Institutions as well as Covid -19 PPEs and Test Kits to Borno, Yobe and Gombe states as part of its CSR to compliment the efforts of the benefitting state governments.
“We are here to witness the flag off and handing over of multi million naira SME, relief materials donated by NIMASA to Borno, Yobe and Gombe states.
“In Borno state, our DG has directed my to hand over some assorted numbers of grinding, sewing, vulcanizing, water surface and welding machines as part of SME interventions for our IDPs. Others include; Tricycles, motorcycles, generator sets, hair dressing/ clippers and accessories.
“We are also handing over bags of rice, sugar, maize, millet, beans, cartons of maggi, spaghetti and other condiments as relief items.
“Others include Covid -19 PPEs and Rapid Test Kits, detergents, mosquito nets for our health workers and teaching materials such as desk top HP computers, textbooks, white/green Boards and many instructional materials to our Primary and Secondary Schools across the state.
“I want to inform you that similar items are to be handed over to Governments of Yobe and Gombe state respectively.” Bashir said.
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