Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The Idemili North political appointees under Governor Willie Obiano-led administration have visited Excellent Love Motherless Babies Home Ogidi as well as Community Children’s Home, Umuoji all in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
During the visit yesterday, the appointees led by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Project Monitoring, Hon. Amb. Jeff Ubah, presented 10 bags of rice and the sum of N50,000 each to the management of the two Children’s Homes.
Speaking separately at Excellent Love Motherless Babies Home, Ogidi and Community Children’s Home, Umuoji, Hon. Ubah said that the political appointees of Idemili North extraction thought it wise to reach out to the children, especially at this period of COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the welfare of the children and that of those taking care of them were uppermost in their agenda.
He said that the appointees were motivated and inspired by what the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, had done so far for Ndi Anambra since the outbreak of the pandemic, noting that the Governor gave 200 bags of rice to each community for the elderly and recently gave another 400 bags of rice for the youths of each community in Anambra state.
Ubah who was visibly touched by the soul -lifting renditions and prayers from the children of both Homes assured the management that Idemili North political appointees would continue to support and identify with them, emphasizing that they were out to put smiles on the faces of the children.
The Abacha born political scientist and analyst stated that their coming to the Homes would open the floodgates for other visitors, even as he pleaded with well-to-do individuals in Idemili North to support the Homes financially and materially.
Amb. Ubah while calling for support, paid a glowing tribute to the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye, saying that he (Oye) had made his presence felt in this community and in the 326 wards in Anambra through his APGA Fights COVID-19 Initiative.
He thanked the Secretary to the Government of Anambra State (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, Chief Barr. Ifeatu Obi-Okoye (Igirigi Ogidi); the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy/Town Union Matters, Hon. Barr. (Mrs) Vera-Queen Okonkwo, the MD/CEO of ANSSIPA, Hon. Jide Ikeakor, and the MD/CEO of ASBA, High Chief Clem Chukwuka for their continued support and guidance.
Responding separately, the Founder and the Director of the Excellent Love Motherless Babies Home, Ogidi, Mrs Nwalusi and the Idemili North Director of Social Welfare and the Director of Community Children’s Home, Umuoji, Mrs Victoria Udokwu, expressed gratitude to God for the gifts of Idemili North Appointees, praying God to continue to protect and guide them.
Names of the political appointees who were present are as follows: Hon. Chudi JCJ Onwuachu, SSA to the Governor on Local Government Liaison; former Idemili North Transition Committee Chairman and SSA to the Governor on Local Government Liaison, Hon. Ikpeze; the secretary of the group and the SSA to the Governor, Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ike (Asso. Prof); the Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Liaison, Hon. Charles Ifeanyi Okolo.
Presentation of appreciation and commendation letter to Idemili North Appointees by the management of Community Children’s Home, Umuoji, presentation of food items, cash gift, praise and worship, prayer by the children, and photographs formed the highpoints of the visit.