The Borgu Emirate Council in Niger State said on Monday that it would support the state’s branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) to perform optimally.
Alhaji Mohammed Kitoro, the Emir of Borgu, gave the pledge when he received Red Cross volunteers on a courtesy visit to his palace.
“Considering your humanitarian services to the people, the Borgu Emirate will do everything possible to support you when the need arises,” the emir said.
He said this had become necessary considering the enormous contributions and assistance of the Red Cross Society to the people, especially the vulnerable in the society.
Kitoro said that the Red Cross Society was a world-wide recognised voluntary organisation which required the support of everybody to enable it to discharge its humanitarian services effectively.
The emir advised members of the society to always uphold the confidence of the people by discharging their humanitarian duties with commitment and professionalism.
The Red Cross delegation was led by Mr Mohammed Binta, the Vice-Chairman, while on a three-day retreat in New Bussa, Niger State. (NAN)