In quick response to the cry for help in various refugee camps following the flood disaster that befall various riverine arrears in Anambra State, Managements of Emzor Pharmaceuticals, and Chike Okoli Heart Foundation have donated relief materials to the victims.
Handing over the material at two different camps of Onitsha and Aguleri, the Managing Director, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Dr. (Mrs.) Stella Okoli in the company of the Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Boniface Egboka and some Emzor distributors said the gesture was to assist and encourage the victims,.
Describing the situation as hazardous and most pathetic, Dr. Okoli called on world relief agencies, non-governmental Organisations, well meaning Nigerians, corporate Organisation and individuals to come to the aid of the victims as what is seen on ground is far above what is seen on television and pages of newspapers.
“It is unfortunate that Anambra State has been submerged in water in a state of emergency. There are urgent needs for all hands to be on deck to help as the state government does not have the capacity to do much. The case is terrible, heartbreaking “… she said, weeping.
While personally administering the children with worm expeller, the Chairman, Chike Okoli Heart Foundation called for the provision of medical services for all the camps to avoid outbreak of epidemic which will create more loss in the already monumental loss.
Also speaking, the Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Boniface Egboka while thanking Dr. Okoli for her humanitarian gesture called on government to move fast to rescue the situation.
He blamed the situation partly on non-challant attitude and lack of attention to words and advise of professionals by both government and the people.
The Professor of Hydro-geology said that the consequences of the situation will be multiple and spiral and therefore called on world relief agencies, non-governmental Organisations and good spirited individuals to see the urgent need to help.
Responding, Bishop Anglican Diocese of Ofemmiri, Rt. Rev. Henry Okeke thanked Dr. Stella Okeke for her kind gesture and assured her that the materials will be adequately distributed to 3,500 refugees at the Ontisha Camp.
The President-General, Aguleri Town Union at the Aguleri Camp thanked Dr. Okoli and promised that the materials will be evenly distributed among the 4,670 victims at the camp.
Apart from the donations, Chike Okoli Heart Foundation ran various heart related tests for victims of the flood.
Emmanuel C. Ojukwu
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