The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has commenced the distribution of relief materials to victims of the 2022 floods in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Wednesday 11th January 2023.
The event which held at the premises of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (CRSEMA) had in attendance the Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, Local Government Chairmen, Senior Officials from the Cross River State government, traditional rulers, flood affected persons, gentlemen of the press among others.
The Commission Chief Executive Engr. Gbenga Komolafe said that the gesture was to put a smile on the faces of the flood victims and to provide succour and hope to the flood victims and communities. In his remarks, he enjoined all stakeholders to do same, as the relief provided, can only go a long way when there is a collective effort from the organised private sector, government, international donor agencies among others.
Responding on behalf of the Cross River State Government, the Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu thanked NUPRC for the support and called on government agencies and other stakeholders to emulate NUPRC’s gesture, as NUPRC has demonstrated a highly commendable Corporate Social Responsibility policy across the shores of its operational areas.
The Deputy Governor also thanked the Director General of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (CRSEMA) Mr. Princewill Ayim and team for their dedication and commitment. He enjoined them to keep up the good work.
The event featured cultural display and traditional dancers, a true taste of Cross River State hospitality.
The commission Chief Executive was represented at the event by his Technical Assistant on Public Affairs, Mr. Tony A. Ukpo.