Corps member distributes drugs, mosquito nets to IDPs in Yenagoa

A Youth Corps member serving in Yenagoa has brought succour to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at the Samson Siasia stadium with donation of drugs and treated mosquito nets.

The drugs and items worth one million naira were part of the Community Development Project of the corps member.

Dr Iniabasi Bassey, a youth corps member with the joint military force in Yenagoa, said her visit to the camp early this year was to see what she could do to assist the women and children suffering in the camp.

Bassey, who addressed the beneficiaries, said she was moved with the deplorable situation at the camp and took it upon herself as part of her primary assignment to put smiles on their faces.

“When I visited the camp early this year, it was a horrible situation and I took it upon myself to render the little assistance I could to alleviate the suffering of the people medically because health is wealth.” she said.

She, therefore, advised them to make judicious use of the drugs and the treated mosquito nets, saying they should not fail to go for medical help where necessary.

Accepting the items from Dr. Iniabasi, Chief Noel Meshack, Chairman of the (IDPs) in Bayelsa, thanked Bassey for her kind gesture and promised to make good use of the items donated to them.

He also used the opportunity to call on other donor agencies to come to their aides to complement the efforts of the government.

Director of Sports in Bayelsa, Mr Ayerite Judgenut, who represented the Commissioner for Sports, Mr Igbete Dasime, NYSC Local Government Inspector Yenagoa, officials of the joint force amongst others attended the ceremony.