By Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki
Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Ebonyi State Council led by Comrade Samson Nwafor on Tuesday visited Holy Innocent Motherless Babies Home in Abakaliki, the state capital.
The union equally visited Old People’s Home within the Abakaliki capital.
The visit of the union to the homes was part of its activities to mark this year’s Press Week.
However, the union donated some items to the homes during the visit including: foods, tubers of yam, toiletries, diapers, detergent, beverage among others.
Speaking during the visit, the state Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Samson Nwafor said that the union visited the home to show the children love.
He prayed God to continue to protect the children and grant them good health to attend what God has destined them.
“There are lots of activities that we use to mark our press week. We have done a lot of them and today was dedicated for visits to motherless babies home and old people’s home where we have less privileged persons.
“We use this period to celebrate with everybody including the rich and the poor in the society. Here, we said we should come and celebrate with them.
“Our union wishes them well, we don’t have much but this is our widow’s mite and we pray that the children who will make use of the items we brought to them will have good health, grow and become whatever God has destined them to be in life. For them This is why we are here to do the little we can”, he stated.
While receiving the union, Rev. Sister Fides Nwachukwu who is among those taking care of the children, commended the union for the visit and urged other well to do individuals and organizations to emulate members of Nigeria Union of Journalists.
“This your visit is a very good one, it is a nice one and I pray that God will continue to bless you and your families to continue to remember the less privileged in our society.
“The children can’t talk but in spirit, they are very happy and as they are smiling, so also that you family will continue to smile”, she said.
Nwachukwu noted that the Holy Innocent Motherless Babies Home was established in April this year and that it currently has 10 babies under its care who are very tender with one of them 8 months old as the oldest.