-Jos Electricity Distribution Company donates relief materials to victims affected by Benue flood. The flood which has displaced more 100,000 thousand people.
The Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDC, on Monday donated relief materials to victims of Benue flood, as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Ayodeji Adesoye, the regional manager of the company in Benue State, handed over the relief materials to the director of the camp, Vincent Tsea.
Mr. Adesoye, said the donation was made to show concern for the welfare of consumers in the state.
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The items received included bags of rice, noodles, vegetable oil and toiletries.
He also reassured the company’s concern for its consumers and used the avenue to charge users of electricity to return the gesture by ensuring payment of electricity bills.
“Today we want to come and practically demonstrate to you that we are partners and that the partnership transcends us giving you light while you people in return paying electricity bills.
“We are here to identify with you during this trying moment and to also encourage you to remain strong with the belief that this is not the end of life.
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“Though we are not praying that this ugly incident happens again, it is our resolve that we shall continue from time to time to come around and intervene with the hope of making life much better while you people are still here’’.
The director of the camp, Mr. Tsea, who received the items on behalf of the displaced persons, thanked the company for the donation saying it was the first corporate organisation to identify with the victims.
Mr. Tsea charged the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture extended to them by the company by avoiding acts that could jeopardise the functioning of the company in the state.