A Youth Corps members serving in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has brought succor to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camped at the Samson Siasia stadium, with donation of drugs and mosquito treated nets worth one million naira.
The drugs and items were part of the Corps member’s Community Development Project.
Iniabasi Bassey, who was serving with the Joint Military Task Force, JTF, in Yenagoa said her visit to the camp early this year was to see what she could do to assist the women and children suffering in the camp.
Addressing the beneficiaries, she said that she was moved by the deplorable situation at the camp and took it upon herself as part of her primary assignment to put a smile on their faces.
“When I visited the camp early this year, it was a horrible situation and I took it upon myself to render the little assistance I can to alleviate the suffering of the people medically because health is wealth,” she said.
She advised them to make judicious use of the drugs and the treated mosquito nets, urging them to promptly seek medical attention whenever the need arises.
Accepting the items from the corps member, Noel Meshack, Chairman of the IDPs in Bayelsa, thanked her for her kind gesture and promised to make good use of the items donated to them.
He also used the opportunity to call on other donor agencies to borrow a leave from Bassey and come to their aide.
Director of Sports in Bayelsa, Ayerite Judgenut represented the Commissioner for Sports, Igbete Dasime, at the ceremony which was also attended by officials of the NYSC and the JTF.