Goldcoast Developmental Foundation, a Bayelsa based non-profit organisation has distributed relief materials to flood victims in Bayelsa and Delta state.
Bayelsa and Delta are in the Niger Delta region.
The donations were made through the foundation’s ‘All Lives Matter Flood Relief Programme’.
The foundation, working with a team of volunteers made of up of doctors, nurses and pharmacists visited temporary campsites of displaced flood victims in Yenagoa, Igbogene, Seibokorogha, Igbedi, Okoloba, Angiama, Toru-Orua in Bayelsa and Toru- Angiama in Delta state.
The relief materials distributed were drugs, insecticide-treated mosquito nets and food items.
The medical team treated various ailments, dewormed children and delivered health awareness talks alongside the relief materials they provided.
“We are deeply touched by what the flood waters have done to people across the country and particularly, the Niger-Delta” Moses Dickson, Goldcoast’s founder.
“We recognise that our assistance will not solve all their problems, but it can help them cope with the impact of the tragedy at this time.”
Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo who visited one of the camps where the foundation distributed relief material, was full of praises for the organisation.
“The reward for the good work you young people are doing, is the smiles you put on the faces of others”, he said.
In his response, Dickson thanked him for his visit and kind words.
“All these would not have been possible without the support of volunteers and donors who have contributed to this programme”, he said.
“All lives matter, and it is our responsibility to always put humanity first in all our endeavours.”