Hudu Shehu FRCN
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated food and other items to People Living With Disabilities (PLWD) in Gombe.
The items distributed included assorted bags of grains, Rice, Palm and Grandnut oil, Tricycles, Grinding Machines, Generators, Matrasses, Clippers, dryers among other things.
The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jimo handed over the items to the beneficiaries through Senator representing Gombe Central, and also Chairman Senate Committee on Maritime Transport, Alhaji Danjuma Goje.
Represented by Deputy Director, Marine Environment Management, Alhaji Abdullahi Salihu, said the donations were part of the organization’s corporate social responsibility to alleviate the sufferings of the vulnerable.
He said apart from the food items, the rest were empowerment equipment for small-scale enterprises, to provide means of livelihood to the beneficiaries.
The DG NIMASA said similar donations were done across the 36 states of the federation, expressing hope that the items would go a long way in alleviating the hardships experienced by the beneficiaries who were vulnerable in the society.
He further urged those that were saddled with the responsibility of sharing the items to distribute them equitably.
In his remarks, Alhaji Danjuma Goje Senator representing Gombe Central, represented by Alhaji Sadiq Abubakar member representing Yamaltu West constituency at the Gombe state House of Assembly said he would continue to assist people in the state not only his constituents.
He said the gesture was not only for Gombe central but for the entire state.
Chairman Gombe state Association of People Living With Disabilities, Alhaji Ali Goro expressed appreciation to NIMASA and Senator Danjuma Goje who specifically decided that the gesture should only go to the Physically Challenged Persons.