Ports Authority Donates Relief Items To Displaced Bakassi Indigenes
A delegation of management of the Nigerian Ports Authority led by political leader of the displaced people, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, visited the displaced people of Bakassi, who have been forced to take shelter in schools, donating relief materials to them.
The group visited the refugee camp at Saint Marks Nursery and Primary school, Akwa Ikot Eyo Edem in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State with relief materials worth millions of naira to the victims.
While addressing the gathering, Senator Ita-Giwa called on the federal government to hasten the process of rehabilitating the displaced people to a home they can call their own as part of recommendations submitted by the committee it set up to look into their plights.
She assured the people of her continuous cries to the federal government and the international community in ensuring that, a permanent succor comes their way soon.
The NPA representative and Calabar port manager, Mr Musa Wada, disclosed that the gesture to the displaced people is fulfilling part of the authority’s corporate responsibility to provide succor to needy citizens.
He assured of continuous support from the authority and also beckoned on the federal government to take their plight into serious consideration and proffer a permanent solution.
The refugees have been displaced for five months.
Relief materials donated included food items, toiletries, provisions, bedding’s, among others.