Presidential Amnesty Office Brings Succour To Delta Flood Victims

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…Distributes relief materials worth millions of naira to the victims

By Shina Badmus

President Amnesty Programme (PAP) office has lavished millions of naira on relief materials for flood victims in Delta communities.

The materials which were estimated to worth over N90million were distributed to the affected people over the weekend to serve as a source of sustenance.

The spokesperson of the amnesty programme, Mr. Murphy Ganagana, made this known to pressmen during an interview session at Bomadi, the takeoff site of the distribution of the materials to the various communities.

According to him, “Several communities in the Niger Delta region where recently ravaged by flood and we felt concerned because the amnesty programme is essentially about the Niger Delta.

“If there is anything affecting them, it affects us directly and indirectly and so we felt we should do something to elevate their pains. That is why we got these items which include rice, beans, groundnut oil, several household items, medicals and detergents amongst others so we can share among them to relief the pains they have for now.

“So far we have invested well over N90 million to purchase these items.”

The communities in Delta State that benefited from this gesture according to him were: Bomadi, Obaregolu, Akugbene,  Kpakiama, Esama, Ogbodobiri and several others.

Further, he disclosed that other communities in Bayelsa State will also be sorted out.

According to Karo Ovemeso, a representative from SEMA, he said “Today, this coming from the presidential amnesty group is another wonderful thing and I am sure the state is excited about it, SEMA is also excited about it.”

While speaking with GbaramatuVoice Comrade Nicholas Igarama, the National President, Ijaw Youth Development Association (IYDA), who was also the official in charge of distributing the materials, expressed his gratitude to the PAP for the gesture they have taken at this time.

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