Bayelsa State Governor, Seriaki Dickson,has lauded a pharmaceutical company, Swiss Biotab Limited, for donating anti-bacterial and water treatment drugs worth millions of naira.
The Governor, who was represented by his Health Commissioner, Dr. AnapurereAwoli, expressed gratitude to the company for identifying with the government and people of the state in their time of need. He added that the drugs will go a long way in cushioning the highly envisaged post flood demands of displaced persons in rural communities across the state.
While assuring the company of government’s desire to adequately distribute the drugs to various relief camps and communities where they will be needed, he renewed his call on organisations within and outside the country to support the relief efforts of government. He noted that the magnitude of the floods and anticipated problems were beyond the capacity of the state government alone.
Earlier, while presenting the drugs, the Regional Sales Manager, south-south of the company, Mr. Amadi Eric, described the donation as the company’s modest contribution to government efforts at mitigating the devastating effects of the flood.
He explained thatthe management of the company took the decision to come to the aid of the flood victims after receiving an extensive briefing on the plight of the people from the Chief Historian and Archivist of the State, Dr. TemeghaOlali, and calls by government for assistance.