The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has handed relief materials and items procured for internally displaced persons (IDPs) to Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.
Usman said similar donations were made to IDPs in Adamawa and Yobe States as part of NPA’s corporate social responsibility.
“NPA believes that there is need to strengthen our CSR which amongst others includes projects addressing the needs of host communities in order not just to enlist support and synergy towards a harmonious mutual dividend, but to partner government in the quest to provide for IDPS and others that are in need,” she said. “This continued support is expected of us as a responsible corporate entity and agency of the federal government of Nigeria.”
Usman commended Shettima for his commitment and courage in bringing dividends of good governance to Borno State residents especially victims of terrorist attacks by the Boko Haram group.
Shettima expressed appreciation to NPA and promised that the relief items would be judiciously used in areas affected by the insurgency.
Items donated by NPA to the IDPs include bags of rice, beans, corn, millets, and tins of palm oil, mattresses and solar lamps.