— As Egwu’s wife donates food, wrappers, cash gifts to over 600 indigents, widows
BY NDUBUISI NWOGHA, ABAKALIKI
The national assembly member, representing Izzi/Abakaliki federal constituency, Hon Sylvester Ogbaga has lauded wife of the Senator representing Ebonyi North zone, Chief (Mrs) Eunice Ukamaka Egwu for distributing food items, wrappers, and cash gifts to over six hundred indigent widows during the 18th annual celebration of Widows Care Foundation initiative.
He made the commendation while interacting with newsmen at Hope High British School, Abakaliki the state capital.
According to the federal lawmaker who was represented at the event by the Secretary, Comrade Albert Oketa described the gesture as a good omen and added that the continuous celebration of the event has proven the founder’s passion for giving.
Earlier, Mrs Egwu said the event has been an annual occasion and added that it is an avenue for the foundation to relate with the less privileged, widows, as well as, the physically challenged persons in the society by demonstrating kindness, teaching them the word of God through restoration of hope among them.
According to her, “The essence of this annual event is to put smiles on the faces of the widows and the less privileged persons to make them happy”.
She urged participants to always embrace God despite challenges, saying that widowhood is not the end of life, and noted that she made the donation of the items to ease the means of their livelihood.
She encouraged them to remain committed to God as He is the only one capable of intervening in their situations.
On his part, the senator representing Ebonyi North zone, Dr. Sam Egwu, commended his wife for always having the zeal to help the less privileged persons, and hinted that her acts of kindness had been prior to her emergence as first lady of the state in 1999, and said he would continue to support the foundation in order to touch more lives in the State.
In their separate speeches, the member representing Afikpo South/ Afikpo North Federal Constituency Hon. Iduma Igariwey and chairman of the occasion, Professor Adline Idike described the gesture as a welcome development and enjoined the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items to actualize the dream of the benefactor.
The trio who expressed glad for associating with the people, lauded Mrs Egwu for taking such bold step and prayed God to replenish her in hundred folds.
Some of the beneficiaries including Nwosu Justina, Onu Lilian, Ogochukwu Okike, appreciated their benefactor and prayed God to reward her bountifully.
The former Senior Special Assistant to the Ebonyi State Governor on Higher Education, Prof. Adaeze Nwuzor, the member representing Ebonyi East constituency in Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Aleke and Nkechi Iweh were among those who graced the ceremony.
Highlights of the event includes cultural dances, drama performance with songs of praises to God as well as the preaching of the word of God by guest speaker, Apostle Arome Osayi.