The Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Anambra office has donated food items to some flood victims in Anambra state.
The Commission made the presentation when Mrs Emelda Nwajiofor-Okoli, Federal Commissioner representing Anambra led her team to one of the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps at Atani, Ogbaru LGA.
The relief items donated were cartons of noodles, tubers of yam, bags of garri, bread and cartons of biscuits, etc.
Nwajiofor-Okoli said the visit to interact with affected persons and reach out to them was part of the Commission’s social responsibility aimed at ameliorating their sufferings.
The Commissioner said she was moved by the reports on the flood and its impact on the lives of the people in the affected areas while describing the condition of the IDPs as pitiable.
“The Commission deemed it imperative to visit and sympathize with the people and also extend the Commission’s hands of fellowship, relationship and magnanimity to victims because, injury to one is injury to all”.
“I assure you that the Commission will take your pleas to the relevant agencies at the federal and state government levels so they can come to your aid”.
“I want to appeal to governments, firms and individuals that displaced people in the riverine communities affected by the flooding need help, their houses, farmlands and properties are all submerged,” she said.
Also speaking, Mr Charles Ekwunife, the State Director of PCC in Anambra consoled them by saying nothing happened without the knowledge of God and that they should thank Him for sparing them.
Ekwunife said the Commission shared in the grief of the flood victims while pleading for more robust and speedy response to the emergency with the aim of preventing further loss of lives and property.
Mr Victor Ikeogu, the Chairman, Flood Committee, Atani who received the relief items on behalf of the entire victims thanked the PCC in Anambra for their show of solidarity and magnanimity.