Posted by Nwaorgu Faustinus, Port Harcourt | 19 October 2012 | 3,715 times
In its bid to bring succour to thousands of people displaced as result of the flood currently ravaging several parts of Nigeria, Princewill’s Trust, a non-profit organisation, yesterday delivered truckloads of relief materials to victims of the recent flood in Rivers State.
The aid materials donated to the casualties at Ahoada East and Ahoada West relief camps included medical supplies, toiletries, bottled water, torch lights, fire wood, and several medical personnel. A truckload of the materials and a tanker of clean water was delivered to each of the camps.
The coordinator of the Princewill Trust and a former governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Princewill, who led hundreds of volunteers to the camps, said it was their own way of helping to bring succour to the displaced persons mostly from Rivers State.
News Express learnt that Princewill and his team will make similar donations to other relief camps across the state.
A press statement by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze on behalf of Princewill’s Trust, a copy of which was made available to News Express, called on other well-meaning individuals and groups to identify with those in the camps as their current situation was not man-made but due to natural disaster occasioned by the changing weather conditions across the world.
A volunteer who identified himself as Boma said: “I joined the relief team set up by Prince Tonye Princewill as a volunteer to help assist Rivers indigenes that have been placed in relief camps due to the current flood crisis in some parts of Rivers State. We visited two camps at Ahoada East and one at Ahoada West. The camps were mostly overcrowded and were in need of some basic facilities such as medical supplies, clean water, toiletries, etc.”
Tonye Princewill has meanwhile appealed for more volunteers to join the Princewill Trust at the two camps in Ahoada to help encourage those displaced by the worst flooding in Nigeria in over forty years.
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