UGHELLI – Relief items donated to the Otu-Jeremi Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camp in Ughelli South council area of Delta State have been carted away by hooligans due to poor security of the camp.
This was revealed by IDPs and officials at the camp during the presentation of relief materials to the IDPs by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company NPDC, ND Western Joint Ventures, and operators of OML 34 Asset Management Team who donated relief items and provided free medical treatment to the IDPs.
Items donated to them include; bags of rice, garri, beans, tubers of yam, toiletries and sleeping materials. Mrs. Mercy Mrabure, Commandant of the camp and some leaders of the community, uttered displeasure at the poor level of security at the camp and appealed to the security agencies in the area to try and beef up the security.
Speaking at the event, Manager, Government/Community Relations, and Security of the company, Mr. Sheidu Aiguedo added, “We came to render assistance because we know the flood has prevented you from going to your farms.”
Aiguedo who was represented the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Chief Edirin Abamwa said, “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 corporate social responsibility, we identify with the Delta and Rivers state governments, and have come up to extend our gesture to this people. Even though they are not home we make sure we provide the necessary support they required.
Appreciating the companies for their efforts, Mrs. Mrabure in company of the chairman of Ughelli South council area, Dr. Richard Kofi expressed gratitude to the companies, noting the council would give them a level playing ground to operate.