Lagos, Nigeria 10th December, 2012 – Dana Pharmaceuticals Limited has donated items comprising pharmaceutical products as aid to victims of the recent flood disaster in Nigeria, in support of the relief efforts of the Federal Government in the affected states.
Speaking during the presentation of the items at the Abuja Headquaters of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Pharm. Godwin Ediagbonya, Superintendent Pharmacist, Dana Pharmaceuticals Limited, said “Disasters, though no one prays for them, do happen. And when they do it is the collective responsibility of everyone, not just the Government, to rally around and support those affected.”
“Dana Pharmaceutical’s gesture of donating pharmaceutical products to the victims of the recent flood disaster across some states of the federation is in fulfillment of this responsibility, and we hope that it will complement the efforts of the NEMA towards the rehabilitation and wellbeing of those affected. Our hearts go out to them and it is our prayer that God will strengthen them in this critical period and grant them full recovery.”
Recieving the items on behalf of agency, Dr. Zanna Muhammad, NEMA’s Director of Administration & Supplies, expressed appreciation to the management of Dana Drugs for the donation. He said “The drugs provided will contribute in no small way in catering to the health needs of the displaced persons. We are indeed grateful to Dana for the kind gesture and offer our assurances that the products will be utilized by those who really need them.”
Dr. Muhammad also urged other companies to emulate Dana by supporting the efforts of the agency. In his words, “While the response from public-spirited individuals and corporate bodies like Dana has been commendable, a lot still needs to be done to ensure proper rehabilitation of the affected states and persons, and we will appreciate more support from companies and organizations in this regard.”
The recent flooding in Nigeria, which affected 34 out of 36 states of the federation, has beed described as the biggest natural disaster in the Nation’s history. Through NEMA, the Government has established camps for the victims and has been providing food items and medical care to those affected.