Chairman and principal owner of Globacom, Nigeria’s leading
telecommunications company, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr, has donated a whooping sum of N500m to support the flood relief efforts of the
Bayelsa State Government.
Presenting a draft cheque to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry
Seriake Dickson, in Abuja yesterday, the business mogul said he was
moved to make the donation because he felt touched by the plight of
the flood victims considering the magnitude of the flood and its
devastating effect on the people and the state.
He also commended the various steps taken by Governments at the State
and Federal levels in cushioning the effects, both during and after
the floods, adding that his contribution is intended to provide
additional succour to the people of the state.
Receiving the cheque from Dr. Adenuga, Governor Seriake Dickson, who
led a high powered delegation of the State to the residence of the
business mongul, was full of praises and appreciation for the Globacom
The Governor was full of gratitude and commended him for expressing
such deep concern and love for the people of Bayelsa State, assuring
him that that the money will be judiciously used along with other
donations received from public spirited individuals, corporate bodies,
donor agencies both locally and internationally.
Governor Dickson further disclosed that he has just set up a high
powered committee on Post Flood Management headed by the former
National Security Adviser, General Andrew Owoye Azazi along with other
high calibre and very credible persons serving as members of the
The governor hinted that the choice and calibre of persons on the
committee underscores the resolve and commitment of government to
ensure that monies donated towards this cause are well spent and
directed to the real beneficiaries as well as made to serve the
purpose for which they were intended.
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