Presidential Amnesty Program delivers relief materials to Bayelsa flood victims

By Chris Ezeonoh, Port Harcourt

The Major General Barry Ndiomu (retd) led Presidential Amnesty Program (PAP) has donated a truckload of relief items to flood victims in Bayelsa.

At the ceremony on Tuesday in Yenagoa, Gen. Ndiomu noted that the Amnesty Office was concerned about the adverse impact of the floods on the Niger Delta region and hence its intervention.

Represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Mr Freston Akpor, the Interim Administrator said that PAP undertook a needs assessment of the victims with Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, before procuring the items.

He explained that the Amnesty Office would give further assistance in subsequent phases of its intervention to assist the Bayelsa government to manage the humanitarian crisis occasioned by the floods.

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Items donated include Bags of rice, beans, garri, pepper, noodles, mosquito nets, disinfectants and drinking water.

BayelsaChairman, Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Wallaman Igrubia who received the items on behalf of the state government applauded the Amnesty Office for its kind disposition to victims of the natural disaster.

Igrubia noted that the scale of the disaster was beyond the capacity of the state government and appealed for more assistance from the federal government, corporate organizations and philanthropic organizations.

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