Tompolo donates N150million relief materials to flood victims in Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, November 21, 2022

Tompolo donates N150million relief materials to flood victims in Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta

 HIGH Chief Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo in Warri donated relief materials worth N150 million, to victims of the recent flood in Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta States, with view to cushion the effects on the people.

Tompolo made the donation through his foundation, the Tompolo Foundation to representatives from the three states.

Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, Executive Secretary, Tompolo Foundation handed over the items for onward distribution to the beneficiaries affected by the flood.

The items handed over includes 2,400 bags of rice, 100 bags of beans, 200 bags of garri, 5000 tuber of yams, 200 gallons of palm oil, 600 gallons of groundnut oil and others and 2,000 cartons of indomiee noodles including delivery logistics.

Bebenimibo explained that victims in Bomadi, Burutu and Patani are to benefit from the items, as well as Isoko, Urhobo and Ndokwa Nations victims respectively.

The Executive Secretary also said that victims affected by the flood in Ahaoda West and East in Rivers State were also beneficiaries of the relief items.

He noted that victims in the seven(7) out of the eight(8) Local Government Areas in Bayelsa State which were impacted by the flood are also to get 600 bags of rice and other items.

Bebenimibo expressed confidence that the relief items will be distributed to affected persons by their representatives without being diverted.

According to Bebenimibo, “We have good tidings from the President and Chairman of Tompolo Foundation. It’s no longer news that our country was greeted with massive flood and the impact was overwhelming. People have been in serious disarray in Bayelsa State, Rivers State and Delta State. The Tompolo Foundation is established to carter for the less privileged.

“We have been in this mission for about ten years. Specifically, sometimes in 2012, a similar flood came. The foundation organized to provide palliatives for the people. And this year we have come again to do our beat.

“I want to inform you that the President and Chairman of Tompolo foundation has approved palliative worth N150 million to distribute to the good people of Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta States. And that’s why I had earlier recognized people that are representing these State and we are here to hand over items to the beneficiaries so that they can move them to their destinations and distribute them to the affected people over there.”

High Chief (Barr) McDonald Igbadiwe, member representing Constituency 4 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, on behalf of the Bayelsa State Governor thanked the Tompolo Foundation for the donation of items to especially for coming to the aid of the victims affected by the flood in his domain. 

The Burutu Council Chairman, Hon. Godknows Angele on his part thanked High Chief Government Ekpemupolo and the Tompolo Foundation for the donation of the relief items to the flood victims in his area. 

He said, ”This is what we expected some leaders to emulate. Today, Tompolo has come to the aid of the people.”

Also, Commissioner representing the Urhobo Ethnic Nationality in DESOPADEC Board, Chief Vincent Oyibode in a chat with newsmen also commended the Tompolo Foundation for gesture saying, "He is a good man.” 

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