Greetings to the loving people of Rivers State, and welcome to another episode of RivEthics on Radio, our character-building weekend show. Please remember that you must let your light shine in your community so that your family and friends can see their way around. Our topic today is on the Red Cross Movement in Rivers State and its Operations in the face of COVID-19.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity, especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality are the seven Fundamental Principles that provide an ethical, operational and institutional framework to the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
With such high level of commitment, the Red Cross has impacted the lives of Nigerians, including Rivers people in many diverse ways. They are one of the organisations supporting the Government of Rivers State in advancing the welfare of Rivers people. Even in this era of the pandemic, they are not relenting in their support to the government in achieving its goal of keeping Rivers people safe.
We are using this opportunity to highly commend the International Red Cross and the Nigerian Red Cross, Rivers State Branch for the great effort and commitment in assisting the development of our State and our Nation. We thank them especially for their contributions to fight off the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are also giving kudos today to all other organisations, businesses, institutions, agencies and individuals, especially the frontline professionals, who are sacrificing so much for our safety at this time. We pray that God keeps you and your families safe.
Our guest speakers today are Ms. Uchechi Sophie Uduma, Communications Field Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross and Ms. Queen Onita, Branch Communications Coordinator, Nigerian Red Cross, Rivers State. Please enjoy the episode.
Our God-fearing people of Rivers State, don’t forget to always let your manners speak for you.
God bless and keep you and your families and God bless Rivers State.