Hadiza Bala Usman the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said the authority has resolved to sustain its commitment in executing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and giving back to the society.
A statement signed by Nduonofit Effiong, general manager, Public Affairs, said that Usman disclosed this in Maiduguri, Borno State while handing over relief materials and items procured for internally displaced persons (IDPS) in Borno State in the north eastern part of the country to Kashim Shettima, the executive governor of the state.
The relief items include bags of rice, beans, corn, millets, and tins of palm oil, mattresses and solar lamps.
She stated that NPA had made similar gestures to IDPS in Adamawa and Yobe States, adding that the organisation is desirous of prioritising its CSR efforts and sustaining it.
“The NPA believes that there is need to strengthen our CSR which amongst others includes projects addressing the needs of host communities and to partner government in the quest to providing for IDPS and others that are in need,” she said in the statement.
According to her, NPA is expected to continue supporting such segment of people as a responsible corporate entity. She called on other corporate entities to join hands in this very important mission.
The NPA boss further commended Governor Shettima for his commitment in bringing good governance to the people of the state even under the very difficult situation. She stressed that the developmental projects running through the state speak volume in this regard.
Shettima, who appreciated the kind gestures from the NPA, promised to ensure that the relief items will be judiciously utilised across board in the affected areas.