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IT WAS jubilation galore at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, as Nonso Nwabili Foundation inaugurates state-of -the art hand washing facilities as his contribution to the fight against COVID-19.

  The event took place during the 9th Okpoko Archdeaconry Women’s Conference with theme: The Mystery of Faith; Christ Has Died, Christ Is Risen, Christ Will Come Again.

  Nonso Nwabili Foundation is a nonprofit organisation and its obsession is to touch lives and improve the standard of living of the downtrodden.

  From records, Nwabili Foundation has awarded scholarships to vibrant young men and women whose parents were unable to live up to their educational responsibilities.

  The foundation, among other humanitarian services had engaged in awareness and sensitisation of various government policies, most especially the current pandemic, COVID-19.

  Among the organisation’s achievements is the commissioning of water facilities at the prime of preparation for school resumption in Anambra State.

  It was gathered that St Luke’s Anglican Church, Okpoko, has Holy Land Foundation Nursery, Primary and Secondary School inside the compound.

  Speaking while commissioning the project, the founder, Nonso Nwabili Foundation, Nonso Nwabili said his target was to establish the hand washing facility in all the churches and schools in Ogbaru Local Government Area as his personal contribution to the fight against coronavirus.

  The foundation also presented over 100 facemasks to the women and promised to supply hand sanitisers.

  Nwabili, who is also the Special Assistant to Gov Obiano on Liaison Matters, disclosed that he was motivated by the humane nature of Gov Willie Obiano and his wife, Ebelechukwu Obiano.

  According to him, Gov Obiano has transformed governance and provided opportunities for youths to participate in political activities, as well as getting involved in decision making.

  “It is no doubt that Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano has restored hope to the hopeless. She has touched many lives, both indigenes and non indigenes. She is indeed a mother to us. She has also built over 20 houses for the widows across the state. These are some legacies that should be emulated.” Nwabili noted.

  He urged parents and teachers to join hands in creating awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

  Mr Nwabili, whose mother was a Speaker in Anambra State House Assembly, charged youths to take responsibility of their future and refrain from being political thugs.

  He urged the youths to channel their resources to positivity and stop engaging in societal ills that would ruin their lives, even as he warned those who get involved in forceful carnal knowledge of opposite sex to refrain or face the wrath of the law.

  Speaking equally, the Venerable in charge of St Luke’s Anglican Church, Okpoko, Nathaniel Egwuenu commended Mr Nwabili for such initiative in providing for the society.

  Ven Egwuenu used the opportunity to call on government to intervene in the roads in Okpoko, describing them as death traps.

  The wife of the Venerable, Chinenye Egwuenu described the hand washing facility as one of the major projects received from an individual.

  Mrs Egwuenu said the facility which was strategically positioned at the entrance of the church would help fight COVID-19 pandemic.

  One of the church members, Mr Philip Eze said with the installation of the hand washing facility, he would be comfortable to send his children to school when schools resumes.

  The foundation had earlier organised a medical outreach which took place at St. Gregory Catholic Church, Iyiowa Odekpe.

  The event was widely honored by creme-de-la-creme in the state and beyond, who took turns to eulogise the founder of Nonso Nwabili Foundation, including the member, representing Anambra East and West at the National Assembly, Chinedu Obidigwe, who commended Nonso Nwaebili for his thoughtfulness in remembering to give back to the society .

  Obidigwe implored all to be sacrificial in giving to the people as himself is a living testimony to what God can do when one gives sacrificially.

  Equally, the Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government, Arinzechukwu Awogu, commended the spirit of philanthropy as demonstrated by Nwaebili in providing hand washing facilities as well as seeing to the health needs of the people.  

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