Flood: Amnesty Office distributes N90m relief materials to Niger Delta communities 

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has started the distribution of relief materials worth N90 million to some communities affected by the recent flood in the Niger Delta.
In a statement by Mr Murphy Ganagana, Special Assistant (Media) to PAP Coordinator, Prof. Charles Dokubo, the distribution would last for a week. Shun unnecessary criticisms, Dokubo tells Niger Deltans He listed items being distributed to include: rice, beans, indomie noodles, groundnut oil, Maggi cubes, tomatoes, detergents, bathing soaps, disinfectants, and medicals.
“The gesture is to provide succour for inhabitants of the affected communities who live in terrible conditions since their homes and sources of livelihood were affected by the flood.
“The Amnesty Programme is meant for the people of Niger Delta, and whatever affects communities in the region affects us. “So far, we have spent N90 million on purchase of the relief materials we are distributing to various communities which include Bomadi, Oboro, Okpokunou, Esanma, Akugbene, Ogodobiri and Ezebiri. Adeda donates relief materials, food items to flood victims in Uwheru.
“The others include Ayakoromo, Tuomo, Ogbobagbene, Kpakiama, Obotebe, Ofonibeinghan, Gbekebo,Ogbeingbene, Patani, Aven, Kolowari and Gbaregolor, among other communities in Delta.
“In Bayelsa, relief materials are being distributed in Adagbabiri, Odi, Trofani, Kaiama, Esampou, Zarama, Ogbeinbiri, Opuama, Ofunama, Shekelewu, Ogbudugbudu, Arogbo, Safa-Arogbo, Agadagba Obon, Ajakoroama and Opugbini,’’ he said. Ganagana also said that some communities in Edo and Ondo states would benefit from the distribution.
In the same vein, the Vanguard reported that the Ebedaowei of Kabowei Kingdom, in Bayelsa State, Aserifa Hope Torru, hailed Dokubo for humane, responsive and caring leadership.
Torru said that the coordinator was committed to the interest and welfare of Niger Delta people.
 “It is on record that we have had several flood disasters in the past; I remember what happened in 2012 and thereafter. This is the first time the Amnesty Office will share in our pain and take steps to ameliorate our plight. “This is commendable; I urge other public and private organisations to take a cue from what the Amnesty Office has done to give us succour,” he said.
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