Tompolo Foundation donates N150m relief materials to flood victims in Niger Delta

Tompolo Foundation donates relief materials worth N150m on flood victims in Niger Delta

Tompolo Foundation donates N150m relief materials to flood victims in Niger Delta

…Tompolo has been on this mission for about 10 years – Bebenimibo, Executive Secretary, Tompolo Foundation

The Tompolo Foundation on Monday, November 22, 2022, donated relief materials worth N150 million to victims affected by the recent flood in Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta states as part of his efforts to reduce the impact of the menace on the people.

The foundation established by Hig Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, is designed to provide aid to the underprivileged in the Niger Delta region.

In the past, Tompolo gave aid to flood victims as well as equipment to schools and hospitals in Niger Delta riverine areas.

The Executive Secretary of Tompolo Foundation, Dr Paul Bebenimibo, gave out the relief items to representatives from the various states for onward distribution to the beneficiaries affected by the flood.


The items handed over include 2,400 bags of rice, 100 bags of beans, 200 bags of garri, 5,000 tubers of yams, 200 gallons of palm oil, 600 gallons of groundnut oil and 2,000 cartons of Indomie noodles among others.

Dr. Bebenimibo stated that victims in Bomadi, Burutu and Patani who were affected by the flood will take part in the items.

He added that the Tompolo Foundation also extended its magnanimity to the victims in Isoko, Urhobo and Ndokwa nations respectively.

Victims affected by the flood in Ahoada West and East in Rivers State were also beneficiaries of the relief items, Dr Bebenimibo declared.

He noted that victims in seven out of the eight local government areas in Bayelsa State which were impacted by the flood will get 600 bags of rice and other items.

Expressing optimism that the relief items will be distributed to the affected persons by their representatives, Dr Bebenimibo said: “We have been on this mission for about 10 years. Specifically, sometime in 2012, a similar flood came. The foundation provided palliatives for the people. And this year we have come again to do our beat.”

High Chief McDonald Igbadiwei, representing Constituency 4 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, speaking on behalf of the Bayelsa State governor, appreciated the Tompolo Foundation for the donation of items and its kindness in coming to the aid of the victims affected by the flood in the state.

Igbadiwe, who compared the recent flood situation in the area to that of Pakistan, stated that this year’s flood is different and unprecedented.

Speaking on the development, the Council Chairman, Hon. Godknows Angele applauded Tompolo and the Tompolo Foundation for the donations to flood victims.

Angele said: “This is what we expected some leaders to emulate. Today, Tompolo has come to the aid of the people.”

Also, the commissioner representing the Urhobo ethnic nationality on the DESOPADEC board, Chief Vincent Oyibode in a chat with newsmen heaped praises on the Tompolo Foundation for the good gesture saying, “he (Tompolo) is a good man”.

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