In their efforts to ameliorate the suffering of flood victims in Delta State, the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), ND Western Joint Ventures, operators of OML 34 Asset Management Team (AMT), have donated trucks load of relief materials to and provided free medical treatment to over one thousand inmate of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Otu-Jeremi in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state.
Items donated includes, bags of rice, Beans, Yams, beverages, Garri, toiletries and sleeping materials.
Speaking at the occasion, the Manager, Government/Community Relations and Security, Mr. Sheidu Aiguedo said, “We came to render assistance because we know the flood has prevented you from going to your farms.
Aiguedo who represented the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Edirin Abamwa said, “We started by providing free health care services because we are quite aware that most people that have come here will highly depressed and they need medical services and for this reason we sent ahead a medical team of Doctors and Nurses to attend to everybody in the camp.
“They will attend to the little children and the elderly ones before they will eventually attend to everybody and those that are critically sick and there is going to be very aggressive medical intervention for the next one week and after which a medical team will be on ground to attend to every situation pending when the flood resides.
“First we recognized that we are all human beings and as the Asset Management Team of the NPDC, ND Western are aware that various people came to take refuge here and in the spirit of humanity we needed to extend gesture and sympathized with them and to show them that they are not alone in this problem.
“As part of our cooperate social responsibility, we identify with the Delta state government, we understand Rivers state government has come up to extend their gesture to this people. Even though they are not home we make sure we provide the necessary support they required.
“They have lost enough, there things they have lost to the flood that they cannot recover, they cannot access their farm lands and all these, we need to make adjustment, hence we brought these trailer loads of relief materials and everything they would require.
“While those who are having malarial are being treated, we make sure they are not passing it out to others, hence we provided treated nets also and we will ensure that they are protected from external evasion by hoodlums”. Aiguedo said.
On his part, the chairman of Ughelli South, Dr. Richard Kofi expressed gratitude to the NPDC, ND Western, saying the Ughelli south will give them a level playing ground to operate.
Some of the inmates who spoke expressed joy over the items donated to them as they solicited for more security to protect whatever thing that is gviven to them from residents of the area.
Responding the Camp commandant, Mrs. Mercy Mrabure expressed gratitude over the items donated as she also calls on security agent to secure the camp from outsiders. She held that the security situation in the camp is very porous.