It is said that life is the greatest gift from God and saving lives is the greatest humanitarian service anyone can render to the society. This act of humanitarianism is what the N-power Anambra State embarked on Wednesday 27th May, 2020 and will be completing it on the 3rd June, 2020.
It is a fact undisputable that Facemask is now one of the basic necessities of life for protection against Covid-19 Pandemic. Many states throughout the federation have equally mandated the use of facemasks especially in public places.
Based on the aforementioned reason, as most N-power beneficiaries throughout the federation were facing serious bankruptcy because of the delay in the payment of their stipend, some Anambra State’s N-power Beneficiaries deemed it necessary to assist the state with a selfless service to serve humanity through massive distribution of free Facemasks in some selected areas of the state which include: Onitsha, Awka and Nnewi and visitation of the orphanage homes. This they were able to achieve by contributing their widow’s might towards its actualization.
They stormed government house on Wednesday 27th May, 2020 on a courtesy visit and met the Head of Service, Hon Prince Nwude. They gave out 500 facemasks to the government and Automatic Hand Washing Machine before proceeding to the streets. Their humanitarian propaganda will continue on Wednesday 3rd June, 2020 for the phase 2 at Onitsha vis-à-vis Nnewi metropolis.
This act of humanitarian service was initiated and spearheaded by a five man committee under the chairmanship of Engr. Ejikeme Emmanuel Chinedum (N-Teach). Other committee members who worked tirelessly to see to the actualization of the project include: Mrs. Sylvia Chinwe Obi (N-Teach) as the Secretary, Miss Orafor Chinazor Love (N-Teach) as the Treasurer, Mr. Chukwunonso Okoye (N-Agro), as the PRO/Special Duty and Mr. Udoh Benedict Okwudili (N-Teach), as the Adviser to the Planning Committee.
Other contributors to the project include: Ikeaba Judith Ifeyinwa, Okonkwo Lorreta, Dr. Unah Edward C., Emenike Uzoma Glory, Ogbuagu Chikezie Henry, Okonkwo Obianuju Rita, Azubuike Ifeoma, Ugwoh ThankGod Mmaduabuchi, Okoye Ngozi Francisca, Obikwelu Onyinye Theresa, Iriemenam Chioma, Ibe Celestine, Enemuo Chikaodili, Chioma Priscilla Okoro, Nkemdilim Amuche Clementina, Ifeanacho Rosaline Bame, Okonkwo Sylvia, Joseph Chigozie Mokwugo, Emeka Okafor, Ebube Ogonna Angela, Egejuru Prisca Onyinye, Iloamaeke Perpetua Chinyere, Obinna Dike, Akujieze Ifenyinwa Obiageli, Nnanna Jude, Iwuchukwu Chioma Chinedu, Nwachukwu Obinna Prosper, Lynda Chinyere Ezeoke, Udoji Gloria Chiamaka, Okafor Patrick k., Chinenyenwa Josephine Afoekwe, Izuchukwu Nkwogbo, Odionkhere Blessing, Nnoli Ngozi Uchenna, Ikegbuna Chiamaka Calista and Ogbu Agatha Obiageli.
One of the remarkable donors for the Palliative movement is Mr. Izuchukwu Nkwogbo who donated an Automatic Hand Washing Machine that was equally given to the government. The young man made this wonderful donation as his own way of contributing to the humanitarian palliative project.
These gentlemen and women have really distinguished themselves through this humanitarian act by deeming it necessary to deep their hands inside their pockets to give back to the society the little they have been given by the government. They have truly exhibited a patriotic act that needed a special recognition by the government.
The dream behind this humanitarian propaganda is to awaken the curiosity of the populace on the importance of being protected against this deadly pandemic (Covid-19) and to create enormous impact in the lives of the people as well as contributing their own quota to the relentless effort that the government is investing towards combat of Corona virus. Other tangible reasons include:
- To plead to the government of Anambra State, especially his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Willie Obiano, not to send them to the streets after the expiration of N-power programme but to find them worthy of being Permanent State Civil Servants, to continue the good work of rendering patriotic service to the state.
- To provide them with financial empowerment to be able to access loans for businesses and other entrepreneurial skills.
- To save lives via rendering humanitarian service to people of Anambra State with sincerity of heart at this time of pandemic challenges.
- To still let the people of goodwill know that the children in the orphanage home need their help, love and concern.
- To let other N-power beneficiaries across the federation know that they can do something for the government irrespective of all odds.
BY: MR. UDOH BENEDICT, O.
(Adviser, Planning Committee)