The United Nigeria Airlines has flown relief materials to Yenagoa for distribution to victims of the devastating flood disaster in Bayelsa State.
Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mazi Osita Okonkwo, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
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Okonkwo said the donations were made in fulfillment of the airlines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
According to him, flood experienced this year has been very devastating. Lives have been negatively impacted by the flood.
”Families have been separated. Homes and properties destroyed.
”Businesses have also been negatively affected. More than half of the state is under water.
“We hope for immediate receding of the flood so that people can return to their normal lives,” he said.
The CEO said: “What we have done is in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
“It is also in response to the call for help. The impact of the flood is huge and it will cost a lot to fix. We have only contributed towards ameliorating the sufferings of the people many of who cannot even find a place to cook for their families.
”We put ourselves in the shoes of those who have been negatively impacted by the flood. We feel their pains at this time and keep praying that succour will come their way sooner,” he added.
Receiving the items for onward transfer to the state government, Station Manager of United Nigeria at the Bayelsa International Airport (BIA), Mrs June Bells-Opara, expressed joy at the engagement.
Bells-Opara said the items would be officially handed over to the government on Monday.
Items donated included rice, milk, noodles, salt, sugar, cooking oil, potable drinking water among others.
Meanwhile, United Nigeria will resume regular scheduled daily flights to the state on Monday.