NDDC Intervenes at Bayside Community in Calabar to Relieve Flood Disaster

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In an attempt to assist the communities within the Niger Delta region, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), represented by Cross River state’s commissioner, Rt. Hon. Orok Duke, distributed flood relief materials to the riverine area of Bayside in Calabar. The distribution event, which took place at the playground of the Efe Ekpe Efik Iboku in Duke Town, was greeted with enthusiasm and gratitude from the local residents NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

During his speech, Duke addressed the recent challenges faced by both the state and the nation, particularly those related to food security and sustainability. He emphasized that these challenges have been worsened by environmental issues such as flooding, making the distribution of palliatives crucial for alleviating the hardships faced by the riverine communities.

“We recognize that this assistance is not exhaustive, but as a responsive and interventionist agency, we strive to provide relief to our people by supporting the government,” Duke remarked. He reflected on the days when the markets were filled with fresh vegetables and other farm produce from the riverine areas, noting that current environmental problems have made farming nearly impossible in these regions.

Despite acknowledging the ongoing difficulties, Duke assured the community that Cross River State would continue to receive its rightful share of support from the NDDC. He vowed to address past neglect and ensure that the people are not left behind in future aid efforts.

Community members, including Madam Nkese, Anthony Effanga, and Asuquo Asibong, voiced their appreciation for the NDDC’s initiatives. They praised the commission’s generosity and highlighted the importance of the relief provided. In light of the current economic challenges, they stressed that the provision of food supplies is a significant and welcomed gesture.

The event highlighted the NDDC’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Niger Delta communities, especially during periods of environmental and economic crises.