Palpable joy erupted yesterday in Kwale as the Ndokwa Representative commenced the distribution of economic livelihood support and the ‘rebuild & restore’ davasted areas relief materials to victims of flood disaster in Ndokwa Nation under the Ossai Ossai Fighting For Ndokwa people Initiative in collaboration with National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The program witnessed the distribution of the following relief items in large quantities:
- Roofing Zinc
- Ceiling Boards
- Full trailer load of Cement
- Vegetable Oil
- Tin Tomatoes
- Cooking Salt
- Musquito Net
- Bags of Rice
- Bags of Beans
- Bags of Maize
- Sleeping Blankets
- 3inches Nail for roofing
15 Zinc Nail
The Ndokwa Representative was pleasantly ambushed by an army of overtly excited constituency women and supporters as he gracefully stepped out to commence the distribution exercise.
Rt. Hon. (Rev) Dr. Ossai Ossai in his brief address thanked the management of NEMA for responding to his special request for the agency’s intervention to bring succour to the people despite torrents of competing requests on their desks. The Legislative Maestro further stated that he will keep fighting for the good of Ndokwa Nation with all the legislative instruments and privileges available to him without hesitation.
He said: “Using my office and unique legislative lobbying skills to engage government agencies to attract this kind of interventions and more, that benefit my people is truly what I believe representation is about and I pledge to continue to fight for opportunities for my people. Fighting for the people has always been my major inspiration in public service.”
The Legislative Maestro sympathized with victims of the heavy flood devastation that ravaged most communities in Ndokwa Nation especially communities in Ndokwa East LGA. He noted that clans and communities in Ndokwa East has been allocated larger part of the relief items because they were the worst hit. Twenty two clans in Ndokwa East benefited from the ‘rebuild’ and restore relief materials. The clans include: OSSISSA, OBIKWELE, AFOR, ABALLA, INYI, ONUABOH, UTCHI, OKPAI, ABOH, BENEKU, ASHAKA, AKARAI, UMUOLU, ADIAOBIKA, UTUOKU, ONYIA, ASE, IBEDENI, IGBUKU, IBREDE, ONORGBOKOR, and USHIE as well as affected communities in Ukwuani and Ndokwa West LGAs. All the communities received building materials and other relief support to drive the rebuild and restore devastated homes focus of the program.
He urged the communities, clans and groups to make good use of the items for the benefit of the people. The clans were represented by their PGs or the PGs designated persons who collected the items on behalf of their clan.
Earlier in the program, the team lead of NEMA delegation who were on ground to witness the distribution, described Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai’s humanity, humility, perseverance and fighting spirit as incredible. In his words “Hon. Ossai Ossai truly cares for the people and he is a Representative with a difference who does not take no for an answer when it comes to issues that will benefit his people. We have experienced his unrelenting push to attract this relief intervention to his people and we are glad to be here to witness real people and affected communities come forward to collect their relief materials with joy.” He assured of the agency’s commitment to continue to partner with the people’s representative to help ameliorate the sufferings of the people.
The program also included distribution of food items and livelihood support to over 500 women to help cushion the ugly impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The women were drawn from across the three LGAs of Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency.
The distribution exercise was graced by highly revered political, religious and communities leaders from across the three LGAs of Ndokwa East, Ukwuani and Ndokwa West.
Indeed, bringing representation home with sustainable results has been the hallmark of the Ndokwa Representative’s public service journey.