By Ignatius Ushie
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has donated some office equipment, computers and accessories to Hon. Abike Dabiri –Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).
In a statement made available to Transport Day and signed by the Head of Corporate Communication of NIDCOM, Abduraman Balogun, the NPA boss was represented by Mr. Edward Dauda Kabir, General Manager, Monitoring and Compliance of NPA Abuja Liaison office.
Usman said being a responsible corporate organization, NPA is mindful of the needs of sister agency and Commission.
Receiving the items, the elated NIDCOM boss, Abike Dabiri Erewa said that with the donation, NPA has made her day.
According to her, “I have to thank my dear Sister, Hadiza Bala Usman for her thoughtfulness and kindness towards a sister MDA in need. I am short of words. You have really made my day.’’
“This is very good news in the midst of a depressing week. I want to say a big thank you for your hands of fellowship. This goes to show that women do help themselves’, she said.
The NIDCOM boss expressed her appreciation to NPA under Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, the First lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari and the Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, for their hands of fellowship at the critical moment of the Commission.
Items donated were 20 Desktop Computers, 10 Laptops and 2 giant Sharp Photocopying Machines.
In the same vein, the Nigerian Youth in the Diaspora through Dr Dauda Abdullahi of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) also donated to the commission 100 pieces of hand sanitizers wherein the Chairman of NIDCOM praised the Nigerian Youths in Diaspora for this giant stride.