The Central Naval Command (CNC) of the Nigerian Navy on Tuesday donated food and humanitarian supplies to flood victims of the Agudama Community, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The donation of the food items was done by Rear Adm. Idi Abbas, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) of the CNC.
The food items included cassava granules, garri, sachet water, noodles, and bread.
In his address, the FOC said the donation is part of the Navy’s statutory responsibility to care and support and sympathize with host communities in their trying times.
“As you can see, it is a natural disaster. We started the evacuation of stranded travelers from the East-West road.
“Basically, we rendering humanitarian service to bring succor to our brothers and sisters who have been displaced,” he said.
He said the CNC will also render free medical service to them because most of them will be sick.
Also speaking, Chief Isaw Asimiba, a community leader said: “we are happy for the show of love by the Nigerian Navy.
“The CNC has cared for us even before the floods. They have provided free medical services, among others”.
A beneficiary, Mrs. Charity Sinizibe, thanked the CNC for the donation.
“What I got will last my family for days. We lost everything to the floods”, she said.
Also speaking, another beneficiary, Mr. Lawrence Fabo commended the Navy for the food items.
He called on the Bayelsa government and other well-meaning Nigerians to assist.