Government and public spirited individuals are advised to constantly show love and help the needy in the society. The Chairman Caretaker Committee Oji-River Local Government, Enugu State, Mr. Boniface Uchendu gave the advice while presenting gift items to inmates of the Special Education Centre, Oji-River.
Mr. Uchendu said the gesture was part of activities to celebrate Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s fifty third birthday. This was also replicated in some Local Government Areas. In Enugu North, clothing materials, household and food items were distributed to some widows and motherless babies home by the Transition Committee Chairman , Mr. Isaac Igwe .
According to Mr. Igwe, the donations were made in line with the Governor’s request to celebrate his 53rd birthday by visiting the motherless homes and the less privileged. Mr. Igwe described the Governor’s humane attitude as outstanding.
‘’Last year we celebrated the new year with him at Government house. This year we the Transition Committee Chairmen decided to do the same thing for him and he said no, instead of celebrating the birthday with him, we should help the needy.’’
The Enugu North Local Government Party Chairman, Mr. Okey Ezike who joined in the visit to the Red Cross Motherless babies Home called on other politicians to emulate the Governor by showing compassion to the less privileged in the society. ‘’Very welcome development. I thank God he has given us a Governor that cares and knows the plight of the poor and the needy.’’
Rita Okonkwo who received the item on behalf of the Matron of the home thanked the Governor and the Local Government Chairman for keeping to the Governor’s wish. Some of the widows who received wrappers and cash gifts danced and praised the Governor.
I pray that God will give more wisdom, understanding and protect him.’’ My prayer is that God will continue to direct his steps’’.
Also in Awgu Local Government Area, Medical bills of some indigent patients in various hospitals in the area were settled by the Caretaker Chairman, Mr. Stanley Okeke. Represented by the Secretary of the Council, Chief Eze O. Eze, the Caretaker Chairman described the Governor as a man of the people and urged his people to continue to support his administration.
Similarly, large quality of food items, beverages, baby care, toiletries and cash gift were also distributed to some health centers and motherless babies homes in Nkanu West and Enugu East Local Government Areas. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi attained the age of fifty three on March 20.