By EMMANUEL UDOM
Officials of Delta State flood rehabilitation camps have commended Delta State People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in 2011 general election, Professor Saliba Mukoro for donating relief materials to flood victims.
Mukoro who is presently holidaying in United States of America recently donated pick up load of relief items and truck of pure water each to four different flood victims’ rehabilitation camps spread across Delta State. The camps which benefitted from Mukoro’s kind gesture include Ughelli , Oleh, Ozoro and ASABA flood rehabilitation camps. Relief items loaded in the pick-up trucks include bags of rice, bags of garri, bathing soap and loaVES of bread among other items. The materials were presented on behalf of Mukoro by his Special Assistant Hon. Joshua Panama.
While receiving the relief materials from Panama, Camp Commandant of St. Micheal College, Oleh, Mrs. Helen Obanedo, who said she was short of words over Mukoro’s humanitarian gesture to the flood victims thanked him for donating generously to the needY, just as she noted that they appreciated his effort in ameliorating the pains of the flood victims.
In a related development, Camp Commandant of flood victims located at Anglican Girls Grammar School (AGGS), Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area, Mr. Atumu Desmond, commended Professor Saliba Mujoro for supplying relief materials to the camp, just as he assured him that the relief materials would be judiciously used to the benefit of the flood victims.
“Delta State Government, Isoko North Local Government Area and Isoko Development Council (IDC) in Ozoro thanked Professor Saliba Mukoro for the items he supplied to this camp. I want to assure him that the items will be judiciously used to the glory of God and the people of the camp,” he promised.
Responding on behalf of Mukoro, Joshua Panama said Mukoro donated the materials to the various camps as a way of expressing his humanitarian feelings to the flood victims. He said pick up load of relief materials and truck load of pure water each were distributed to four different camps. He appealed to corporate organizations, Non-governmental organizations (NGO) and individuals to assist by supplying relief materials to the victims, adding that government cannot do it alone.
“The exercise should be a continuous one. This is because if you give them food today, how can they feed tomorrow. Government should make arrangement for proper and permanent rehabilitation of the victims. This is a natural disaster that could happen to anyone,” he said.