With the problem of natural disasters in all nooks and crannies of the country, the Dakuku Peterside led Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has joined the league of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, to send relief materials to victims.
Only recently, Hajia Tumaka, the Agency Director, External Relations, which is an extension of the Director General’s office, accompanied by Olamide
Peterside, who is happy that NIMASA could associate with the IDP Camps in the state said the ”gesture was in line with the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility programmes , part of which is anchored on the provision of safety nets for indigent and displaced Nigerians. The NIMASA Director General who could not hide his feelings declared, ” we have come here to identify with you and share in your moments of pains and agony”.
He reminded the people that it will not be long before the government would step in to find a lasting solution to their problem as the relevant ministries and agencies are already aware of their challenges and are doing everything possible to get them properly resettled in their permanent homes in ”order to leave their normal lives again.
Peterside, the NIMASA who looked concerned about their predicament maintained that ”as a socially responsible entity, the agency will remain ”committed to partnering with the Lagos state government to amelirate their challenges”.
Appealing to other Corprate Organisations and other well meaning Nigerians to also come forward to support the IDPs , he urged the state government to remain resolute in its enforcement of the demolishing of weak buildings to avert further building disaster in the Lagos metropolis , which may mean added responsibility to the government.
tumaka, the NIMASA, Director, who had represented the Director General, may have given a motherly touch to the presentation of the relief materials as she played with the kids and shared jokes with the elderly in the Camp.
The Igando donation , may not be the first time, the Director was carrying out such external assignment for the agency. S he had been involved in presenting similar relief materials to the IDPs Comps in the north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe including Edo state in the south-south geo-political region.
Many believe that she carries out the assignment perfectly well that Peterside, the agency Director General has absolute Confidence in her.