Sir Emeka Offor foundation has donated 3,000 bags of 50kg rice to the Kebbi State government for onward distribution to the victims of flood disaster in the state.
While handling the items to the State Governor,Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu at Government House,Birnin Kebbi,Sir Emeka Offor explained that the foundation are also in partnership with Khadimiya for Justice and Development Initiative(KJDI) to extends the gesture to the victims in the state.
Offor,who was represented by his Chief of Staff,AIG Chris Okey Ezike(rtd) disclosed that the foundation had provided 100 boreholes to residents of the state which worth N140 million.
“In line with our humanitarian interventions as a foundation, the Founder and the Board of Directors have approved the donation of 3,000 bags of 50kg rice worth N81 million to the Kebbi state government as our modest assistance to enable the Government mitigate some of the challenges posed by the number of internally displaced persons in the state.
” This quantum of donation is by no means enough but at this time of great need,we want to be our brother’s keepers”.
Offor informed Governor Bagudu that, the foundation had donated bone forty- foot container load of medical equipment and supplies, worth $380,000 only to the Kebbi State Specialist Hospital, Kalgo while N85 million worth of medicines and medicaments were donated to the same hospital.
Earlier, Kebbi state Governor,Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu urged Nigerian youth to always embrace policies and programmes that will make the country great.
Bagudu also expressed satisfaction that private sector foundations were in the state to providing support to flood victims, and support the Federal, State and Local Governments to alleviate the hardship of the victims.
“This is how a society should be, when there are challenges, we mobilise and deal with the challenges. One cannot imagine what would had happened if in the last five years we did not have President Buhari running this country.
“The world changed remarkably, commodity prices collapsed, the COVID-19 pandemic came, the flood came but Nigeria is still able to feed itself, food prices are still coming down.
“Some of these challenges are universal, they are being experienced everywhere, so, we need to appreciate our blessings and support each other. We should continue to embrace policies that will make Nigeria a great country we all pray and continue to be,” he said.
Bagudu advised youth from other states of the federation to borrow a leave from Kebbi youth who refused to be used during the #EndSARS protest.
He said: “I thank our youth for remaining law abiding and patriotic despite the recent event in Nigeria. Therefore, youth of Kebbi State should be copied from.
“They came out and demonstrated their love and affection for President Muhammadu Buhari, they explained issues that they think we can all do better so tat their lives too can be better.
“But they did not partake in the hijacked of otherwise peaceful demonstration and illustration of constitutional right that the protest in some part of the country started out to be.”