….. West African Ceramics donates relief materials worth Millions of Naira to victims in Ajaokuta.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja.
Concerned about the overwhelming devastation caused by thee 2022 flood and previous ones that claimed many lives and properties in Kogi State, the Member representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency at National Assembly, Hon. Idrisu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to prioritize dredging of the River Niger as a permanent solution to the perennial flooding.
Hon. Lawal, who is also the Chairman, West African Ceramics Limited Ajaokuta, gave the suggestion while distributing relief materials to communities ravaged by the flood in Ajaokuta LGA of Kogi State.
The Lawmaker personally visited the affected communities on an on the spot assessment with the view to cushioning the negative impact, suggested dredging as the lasting solution.
He visited Ajaokuta Village, Niger Bridge Camp, Geregu, Adogu, Asco Camp, Pkorko, Gbaraga and Onyoku Community, where he assured that the Ceramic Company which is the Chairman shares in their pains.
Among relief materials handed over to the communities include, rice, cooking oil, salt masterChef, washing soap, prayer mats, maggie cubes, mosquito nets, sleeping mats, blankets worth several millions of naira, as well cash.
Hon.Lawal said the West African Ceramics remains a worthy partner of the host community in times of difficulties, added that the donation of the relief materials is part of its social corporate responsibilities. .
While pointing out that the Company aside providing employment for people of the host communities, the Chairman noted that as neighbors to the people affected by the flood, the Company would not fold its arms, but will share in the pain caused by the disaster.
Alhaji Idrisu Lawal explained that the relief materials provided for the people is aimed at cushioning the effect of the devastation, assured that the West African Ceramics would continue to remain a worthy partner of the host communities in time of needs and during unfortunate natural disasters like the flooding.
He urged the people to put behind them the losses suffered from the flood as it is a natural disaster, urged them to pick up the pieces of their lives and move on with optimism, assured that the company would not allow them go through the plains alone.
The Chairman assured that the West African Ceramics would continue to offer helping hands to it’s host communities by continuously providing them employment as it has always done, carry out people oriented empowerment, provide for them succour in times of need when unfortunate incidence like the 2022 flood that was never envisaged occursed, expressed appreciation to the people of Ajaokuta LGA for being a veritable partner,
He however stressed that they have remained supportive in the course of the company doing business in the area.
In their separate remarks, Yakubu Mohammed Adaji, Community Leader of Adogu, Community, Abu Umar, traditional ruler of Niger bridge Community, described the gesture by West African Ceramics Limited Ajaokuta, as a surprise, explaining that the relief materials would go a long way in helping them to get back on their feet.
Similarly, Prince Mustapha Ayeniba, the acting Onu of Ajaokuta Community and Suleiman Idris Ward head, Geregu Community, extolled the virtues of the West African Ceramics Limited for coming to their aid in this trying moment.