…says the gesture is in line with the passion of Sir Emeka Offor
Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) on Friday donated cash sum of N2.5million, food items, bedding and other materials to victims of flood disaster in Anambra state.
The food items include 600 (50kg) bags of rice, 60 (50kg) bags of beans, 60 (50kg) bags of garri, 500 pieces of 3ft 6inches of mattresses, 500 cartons of idomie noodles, 600 tubers of yams, 50 cartoons of tomatoes.
Others are 30 cartons of bathing soap, 30cartons of washing soap, 30 jerrycanes of palm oil, 30cartons of Milo beverages, 30 cartons of milk, 50 jerrycanes of vegetables oil, 10 bags of salt and 10 cartons of maggi cubes.
Speaking in Awka during the presentation, Chief of Staff to the foundation, Rtd AIG Chris Ezike said the foundation was passionate about helping the poor and the needy in the society.
He hinted that the cash gift had been shared to affected victims accross the various local government councils, adding that a distribution profile has been developed to ensure the items got to the victims without transportation and logistics difficulties.
“In line with the passion of Sir Emeka Offor and his commitment to charity and humanitarian endeavours that we’re here to commiserate with the government and people of the state on the recent flood disaster which ravaged about 7 local government areas in the State,” he said.
Ezike praised Soludo’s uncommon leadership skills amidst challenges as well as his desire in converting the State to a construction site.
“Your government has shown love, empathy and friendship to her citizens in need and desire support, hence our hunger to intervene in our modest ways,” he said.
Governor Chukwuma Soludo appreciated the Foundation for the benevolence, calling on others to emulate the gesture.
He said, “Anambra State has been inundated with one diaster and other, particularly flood which affected several persons.
“I want to call on the well to do citizens wherever they are to come home and help these people and to build the state to a smart city.”
Also speaking, Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Chief Paul Odinigbo commended Sir Emeka Offor and the foundation for their gesture.
He said the Agency would commence immediately distribution of the items to the affected local government areas.