DMO Workers Donate 5% Of November Salary To Flood Victims

DMO Workers Donate 5% Of November Salary To Flood Victims

The Staff of the Debt Management Office (DMO) have offered to contribute at least five per cent of their November Salaries to the flood victims.

A statement made available in Abuja on Monday said the staff members agreed to pay the contribution into the Flood Relief Fund.

“We have a message of hope for all our people devastated by the flood, your fellow citizens are standing by you and we all share in your tribulations.

“We pray for you and trust that by God’s grace, you will overcome,’’ it stated.

The statement said the flood provided an opportunity for Nigerians to demonstrate their care for one another.

According to the statement, it is also an opportunity for Nigerians to show their oneness and their appreciation of the reality of a common destiny.

President Goodluck Jonathan in a national broadcast on Oct. 9 sensitised Nigerians on the widespread distress and destruction caused by the unprecedented floods that ravaged many parts of the country.

The president said the flood rendered tens of thousands of Nigerians homeless, caused massive destruction of property, farmlands, and infrastructure across the country.

He used the opportunity to thank State Governments, members of the National Assembly, private individuals and agencies of government for their contributions to the flood victims.

He also commended private sector, institutions, NGOs, faith-based organisations, and philanthropic groups who individually and collectively rose to the aid of persons and communities affected by the floods.

Jonathan noted that the humanitarian and compassionate spirit on display after the flood reassured Nigerians that at critical moments, Nigerians were able to come together in pursuit of a common purpose.

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