….Donates N.5 bn to relief fund
Chairman and principal owner of Globacom, Nigeria’s leading telecommunications company, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr, has donated a whooping sum of N500m to support the flood relief efforts of the Bayelsa State Government. Presenting a draft cheque to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, in Abuja yesterday, the business mogul said he was moved to make the donation because he felt touched by the plight of the flood victims, considering the magnitude of the flood and its devastating effect on the people and the state.
He also commended the various steps taken by governments at the state and federal levels in cushioning the effects, both during and after the floods.
He added that his contribution was intended to provide additional succour to the people of the state. Receiving the cheque from Dr. Adenuga, Governor Dickson, who led a high-powered delegation of the state to the residence of the business mongul, was full of praises and appreciation for the Globacom boss. The governor expressed his gratitude and commended him for his deep concern and love for the people of Bayelsa State, assuring him that the money would be judiciously used along with other donations received from public spirited individuals, corporate bodies, and donor-agencies both locally and internationally.
Governor Dickson further disclosed that he had just set up a high-powered committee on post-flood management, headed by the former National Security Adviser, General Andrew Owoye Azazi along with other high calibre and very credible persons serving as members of the committee.
The governor hinted that the choice and calibre of persons on the committee, underscored the resolve and commitment of government to ensure that monies donated towards this cause were well spent and directed to the real beneficiaries, as well as made to serve the purpose for which they were intended.