The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has donated typhoid vaccines, anti-malaria drugs and other medical consumables to flood victims in nine states of the region, an official said on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.
The Commission’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Ibitoye Abosede made the remark in a statement made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt.
In the statement, Dr Tarilah Tebepah, Chairman of the Commission, said that the move was aimed at preventing outbreak of water-borne diseases in the flood affected communities.
“Like most natural disasters, the flood took everyone by surprise, and so, we have to ensure that when the water recedes; we would have saved our people from preventable diseases.
The statement stated that Dr Christian Oboh, Managing Director of NDDC explained that the commission had earlier distributed relief materials to flood-ravaged communities.
Oboh said the commission was aware of the damage and hazards associated with the flood and was collaborating with relevant agencies to ensure that the sufferings of the people were reduced.