Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri has urged corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals to emulate the management of Azikel Group of Companies that pledged a donation of three hundred and fifty million naira worth of food items to flood victims.
Governor Diri, who made the call when President of the firm, Dr. Azibapu Eruani paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa, commended him for identifying with the flood victims in their time of distress.
Governor Diri, who also spoke on the state’s airport road threatened by the flood, said government did an urgent rehabilitate of the portions of the road linking the facility while the United Nigeria Airlines resumed commercial flights yesterday.
He reiterated call on the federal government to undertake repair works on the portion of the East-West road ravaged by the flood at both axis of the bordering states of Rivers and Delta.
The Governor also urged Azikel Group to expedite action on its modular refinery project to enhance supply of petroleum products to the state.
Responding, Dr. Azibapu Eruani said his visit was to offer hope to the people since the state government alone cannot shoulder the challenges occasioned by the flood.
He said the devastation caused by this year’s floods informed his management’s decision to donate the food items to the victims.