The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has received a donation of 1,000 packs of relief materials for flood victims from a corporate irganisation, ‘The Care Pack Family’.
The relief materials were handed over to the Honourable Minister, Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, over the weekend, in Abuja.
The Minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, mni, NPOM; remarked that the donation was not only timely and appropriate but thoughtful and passionate because distressed Nigerians are in need of such help at this time.
The Minister said the donation of the relief materials which include food and non-food items that are 100% made in Nigeria is quite commendable.
She called on Nigerians both individuals or collectively come to the aid of fellow Nigerians that are in distress especially those affected by the current flood disaster in the country.
She said that the items will be handed over to the National Emergency Management and Management Agency (NEMA) for immediate distribution to the beneficiaries.
Farouq expressed appreciation to the Care Pack Family and Business VISA for stepping in at the right moment, right support and the right materials of 100% made in Nigeria products.
Earlier, Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed, assured that the relief materials handed over to NEMA will be deployed immediately to the end users across the country.
He thanked the Care Pack Family for the donation and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs for their support and effort in facilitating the receipt of items to come to the aid of Nigerians in distress and called on Nigerians to emulate the organization.
Ahmed said the Agency has received donations from the President Committee, Diaspora Commission, Red Cross Nigeria, International Donors, among others.
The Managing Director, The Care Pack Family (TCPF) NIG, Omowunmi Imoukhuede; commended the Federal Government and the Ministry for its dedication towards assisting Nigerians in distress especially in this trying times.
She said her company is sympathetic and empathic with those in distress and is dedicated to supporting citizens in need with essential products for good livelihood.
She disclosed that the company is in partnership with Business VISA to have the right made in Nigeria product to assist victims of disaster.
According to her, the packs are made up of assorted products and come in different sizes ranging from Big Shelter, Assurance and Sure 4 Me bags.
In attendance are the Directors of the Ministry, Directors of NEMA, National Coordinator, National Social Investment Programme; Representative, The Care Pack Family and Business VISA and staff of the Ministry.