Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Delta State, Hon. Chika Ossai, Chairman, Greenwork Matters Limited, Hon. Idi Farouk, Permanent Secretary, Bureau for Special Duties, Mr Benson Oboro, and Mr Jafar Farouk in a group photograph shortly after Hon. Farouk donated water treatment filters to assist flood victims in Delta State.
Asaba: Delta State Commissioner for Commissioner in charge of Bureau for Special Duties, Hon. Chika Ossai has commended Nigerians for defying all boundaries to assist those displaced by flood that ravaged some coastal communities in the state.
The Commissioner gave the commendation today (03/11/15) in Asaba when the Chairman, Greenwork Matters Limited, Alhaji Idi Farouk donated two hundred units of water purifiers to the state to facilitate the provision of safe drinking water for people affected by flood.
According to Hon. Ossai, it was re-assuring and heart-warming to see Hon. Farouk coming from Kaduna to donate materials to assist flood victims in Delta State assuring him, that the materials would be properly put to use.
“What you have demonstrated by coming to Delta State to donate this items shows that you are a great Nigerian as you came all the way from the North, it is good that in times like this, Nigerians identifies with displaced persons, such actions gives them hope,” he said, adding, “it is important for us to always show love to one another.”
The Commissioner asserted that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that the displaced persons were well catered for, disclosing that while awareness campaigns were intensive before the coming of the flood, Hon. Ossai expressed hope that such disaster does not befall the state in the future.
Earlier, Hon. Farouk disclosed that he heard about the flood and had to provide the water filters stated, “We found out that the biggest problem we have in terms of drinking water is contaminated water and these filters can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, it guarantees 99 per cent purity.”