The Mike Adenuga Foundation has eased the pains of victims of the recent flooding in parts of the country as it donated relief materials worth over N70 million to those affected in Bayelsa State.
The relief materials were presented to Governor Seriaki Dickson at the Government House, Yenegoa on Tuesday, November 6. They included 4,000 mattresses, 4,000 pillows, 4,000 blankets, 2,000 cartons of noodles, 2,000 cartons of detergent, 500 bags of rice, amongst several other items.
Handing over the items to the Governor on behalf of the Founder of the Foundation, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr, GCON, the Managing Director, Mike Adenuga Foundation, Mr. Yomi Ogunbamowo, said the gesture was aimed at supporting the government to reduce the pain of victims of the flood disaster and assist them in getting back to normal lives again. “We commiserate with you on the unfortunate flood disaster that devastated many states across the country, with Bayelsa State being one of the worst affected. We quite appreciate the agony the people affected by the flood disaster have had to contend with. Many of them lost their loved ones, including their bread winners while several others were displaced from their homes or business premises.
The Mike Adenuga Foundation sympathizes with all the victims and hopes these materials will help alleviate their pains,” Ogunbamowo stated. He noted that the mission of the Foundation was to help improve the quality of life of disadvantaged individuals and communities by supporting socio-economic development related causes in Nigeria and other countries in Africa where the Mike Adenuga Group of companies has its footprint. “This assistance to the flood victims is in line with this mission,” Ogunbamowo observed.
Responding, Governor Dickson expressed his government’s appreciation for the timely intervention by the Mike Adenuga Foundation. He noted that the materials will assist his government’s efforts to ameliorate the plight of the flood victims and in rehabilitating displaced persons in the affected communities. “We are pleased with Dr Adenuga’s generosity in this regard and I wish to commend him for his commitment to positively affect lives of Nigerians and Africans generally,” the governor stated.
Governor Dickson also praised Dr. Adenuga’s magnanimity, noting that he has shown he is a friend of Bayelsa. “The devastation was catastrophic; people were displaced. All our farmlands wiped off and government cannot adequately take care of the affected persons. We appreciate what Dr. Adenuga has done. Anyone who supports a good cause will be greatly rewarded and since he has decided to support a good cause, he will continue to grow in leaps and bounds. We are proud of his achievements and what he has done for the country”, he concluded.