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In Osha, group donates to orphanages

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EIGHT Motherless babies and orphanage homes in Anambra and Delta States were last week showered with various gift items worth more than N1.2 million by Onitsha Country Club, Fegge, Onitsha South LGA, a popular private sports club.

These motherless babies and orphanage homes located in various areas of the two states were; Less Privileged and Abandoned Children Home, Ozubulu, School of the Deaf and Dumb, Nnewi; Faith Community Children Home, Awka, Father Damian Leprosy Centre, Amichi, Okija Leprosy Centre, Okija, Special Education Centre Umuchu, Visual Impaired Students of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, all in Anambra State and St Banabas Anglican Orphanage, Asaba, Delta State.

Speaking while presenting   the gift  items to the homes,  Patron of the club, Simon Okeke noted that the inmates of these homes are important members of the society hence the club’s motivation to encourage them by identifying with them through showering of gifts, adding that one of the cardinal objectives of the Tennis Club is to identify with human welfare .

While praising  the club president, Sir Remigus Ugochukwu and his deputy, Kingsley Anietonwa Ajulufo who is the chairman of the organizing committee of the event and entire  members of the club on their interest on welfare of the less privilege, he urged other social clubs, individuals, cooperate bodies  to emulate the  tennis club in identifying with the poor.

On his part,  Emeka Asoanya the Transition Chairman of Onitsha South LGA, praised the efforts of the club to identify with the  poor in the country, noting that if the well to do in our society social clubs, corporate bodies and other philanthropic individuals  will channel a little part of their resources to helping the poor in Nigeria that the society will not be witnessing poverty.

Contributing, Member, representing Onitsha North and South in the Federal House of Representatives, Lynda IKpeazu, who was the Chief guest of honour at the occasion, represented by Venatus Ifeanyi, commended the club for their kind gestures to the poor, stressing that it is high time every Nigerian rose up in supporting the less privileged especially children who have no care.

 

 

 

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