Pepperoni Donates Relief Materials to Bayelsa Flood Victims
· Empathizes with customers
· *Appeals to others to come to the rescue of victims*
Moved by the degree of devastation caused by flood in Bayelsa State, Pepperoni Foods Limited has decided to contribute its quota to mitigate the effect on victims.
The fast growing food organization also appealed to well-meaning individuals and organizations to come to the rescue of the victims.
The Audit/ Internal Control Manager of Pepperoni Foods Limited, Mr. Emmanuel Essiet who handed the items, which include bags of rice and beans, garri, yams, cartons of water, mattresses, mosquito nets, beverages, toiletries, tinned tomatoes, bread and others, to the Bayelsa State SSG, Prof.
Edmund Allison Oguru, said the gesture was to help in ameliorating the plight of the displaced persons in the state.
He noted that the company was concerned about the well being of its host communities, hence the decision to intervene in the predicament of the state and the people.
“Bayelsa State is the home of Pepperoni Foods and it is particularly painful for us to see the homes and businesses of our customers and staff being ravaged by the storm” he said.
Prof. Allison-Oguru while receiving the items on behalf of the state government commended the company for its prompt response to the plight of the victims.
He said the items would go a long way in ameliorating the suffering of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
He called on other corporate organizations within and outside the state to emulate Pepperoni and others that have donated materials and donate towards the cause, stressing that the task of providing succour for the victims should not be left in the hands of the state government.
“It is the responsibility of all Nigerian citizens to intervene and support the government in its effort to find a long term solution to the disaster, He said”.
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