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 The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria SPDC says it has committed One million dollars to provide relief materials to people impacted by the current flood disaster in the Niger Delta A statement issued on Wednesday by Mrs Abimbola Essien Nelson SPDC s Media Relations Manager noted that the gesture was solely underwritten by the energy firm exclusive of its joint venture partners in Nigeria Essien Nelson explained that the donation would be used to procure and distribute food and non food relief materials as well as medical supplies to impacted communities hosting Shell operations in Rivers Bayelsa Delta and Imo Similar to our response in the 2012 flood disaster staff of Shell companies in Nigeria are also contributing towards a voluntary fund for the purchase of additional relief materials for impacted people SPDC stated The statement reported the Country Chairman Shell Companies in Nigeria Mr Osagie Okunbor as saying that the company was concerned that the flood waters had further hampered socio economic activities in the region We hope that our assistance can help them cope with the impact of this tragedy The energy firm noted that its support came as the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA announced that the floods continued to have wide spread impact across the country affecting 29 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory Gov Douye Diri of Bayelsa said that about one million residents of the state were displaced leading to a humanitarian crisis beyond the capacity of the state to cope Bayelsa said it had so far spent N900 million in the upkeep of flood victims at several Internally Displaced Persons camps across the state in the past three weeks NewsSourceCredit NAN
Shell spends  The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria SPDC says it has committed One million dollars to provide relief materials to people impacted by the current flood disaster in the Niger Delta A statement issued on Wednesday by Mrs Abimbola Essien Nelson SPDC s Media Relations Manager noted that the gesture was solely underwritten by the energy firm exclusive of its joint venture partners in Nigeria Essien Nelson explained that the donation would be used to procure and distribute food and non food relief materials as well as medical supplies to impacted communities hosting Shell operations in Rivers Bayelsa Delta and Imo Similar to our response in the 2012 flood disaster staff of Shell companies in Nigeria are also contributing towards a voluntary fund for the purchase of additional relief materials for impacted people SPDC stated The statement reported the Country Chairman Shell Companies in Nigeria Mr Osagie Okunbor as saying that the company was concerned that the flood waters had further hampered socio economic activities in the region We hope that our assistance can help them cope with the impact of this tragedy The energy firm noted that its support came as the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA announced that the floods continued to have wide spread impact across the country affecting 29 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory Gov Douye Diri of Bayelsa said that about one million residents of the state were displaced leading to a humanitarian crisis beyond the capacity of the state to cope Bayelsa said it had so far spent N900 million in the upkeep of flood victims at several Internally Displaced Persons camps across the state in the past three weeks NewsSourceCredit NAN m to support flood victims in Niger Delta

Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says it has committed One million dollars to provide relief materials to people impacted by the current flood disaster in the Niger Delta.
 

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Abimbola Essien-Nelson

A statement issued on Wednesday by Mrs  Abimbola Essien-Nelson, SPDC’s Media Relations  Manager,  noted that the gesture was solely underwritten by the energy firm exclusive of its joint venture partners in Nigeria,
 
Essien-Nelson explained that the donation would be used to procure and distribute food and non-food relief materials, as well as medical supplies, to impacted communities hosting Shell operations in Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Imo.
 
“Similar to our response in the 2012 flood disaster, staff of Shell companies in Nigeria are also contributing towards a voluntary fund for the purchase of additional relief materials for impacted people,” SPDC stated.

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Country Chairman

The statement reported the Country Chairman, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Mr Osagie Okunbor, as saying that the company was concerned that the flood waters had further hampered socio-economic activities in the region. 
 

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“We hope that our assistance can help them cope with the impact of this tragedy.


 

National Emergency Management Agency

The energy firm noted that its support came as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) announced that the floods continued to have wide-spread impact across the country, affecting 29 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory.
 
 

Douye Diri

Gov Douye Diri of Bayelsa said that about one million residents of the state were displaced, leading to a humanitarian crisis beyond the capacity of the state to cope.
 

Internally Displaced Persons

Bayelsa said it had so far spent N900 million in the upkeep of flood victims at several Internally Displaced Persons camps across the state in the past three weeks.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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