As part of activities making World Red Cross Day, the British Red Cross has embarked on visit to communities in Lagos where it is currently involved in flood resilience building activities.
The society, this morning in company of officials of the Nigerian Red Cross, kicked off the exercise with a call on youths of communities to join in the activities of the Red Cross.
While welcoming the delegates, Oba of Ikorodu, Oba Adewale Shotobi who expressed appreciation for the humanitarian services of the society to the people at the grassroots pointed out that a cordial relationship had been established with the British Red Cross, and the society at large.
“British Red Cross have been doing a lot in Nigeria, we will always be available when they need our support and also interact with community leaders about the welfare of the people”
Oba Shotobi said he would continue to collaborate with the society and ensure cordial relationship with residents of Ikorodu.
In a remark, Chairman, Lagos Branch of Nigeria Red Cross, Mrs. Adebola Kolawole stated that the society is commited to continuous engagement and alleviating the plight of the people through various acts of kindness.
While highlighting the activities of Red Cross in disaster recovery exercises in Lagos and
Cash Voucher assistance for the vulnerable noted that
the delegates of the British Red Cross were in the country to inaugurate some projects in Ikorodu
“Now that we have come to Ikorodu, we want the youths to be more involved in the activities of the Red Cross, and be friendly even as we carry how various projects to make life better for them”
Country Manager, British Red Cross, Mr. Viorten Voigt disclosed that society was focusing on flood risk management and response to communities in Ikorodu, especially in times and also expanding its activities as well as to ensure long-term relationship with leaders of the community
“:We work with the Nigerian Red Cross, we do not come with our own ideas, we discuss with our partners here, and we are focused on preparedness and response to disasters, especially flooding, because when the rains falls, the marginalised communities get flooded”
The Oba of Ikorodu, Adewale Shotobi promised to replicate the gesture when he visits the United Kingdom, and foster the relationship with the British Red Cross for the benefit of the he people.