Ikpeazu Rewards Corps Members for Donating Hand Washing Machines
By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has rewarded two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state with N500,000.
The corps members, Babatunde Dolapo Dayo and Sebe Godspower Oghenemaroh, fabricated and donated hands-free washing machines for sanitising and washing hands in solidarity to the state’s efforts to contain the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Governor, the state will also purchase the machines at large quantity and be placed at strategic locations for public use.
Mr Ikpeazu also directed the corps members to mass produce the machines for deployment to schools in the state.
It will be recalled that since outbreak of the virus, the ingenuity of Abia people has been utilised as some of the high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) used in the state are locally produced.
Meanwhile, an indigene of Abia State based in the United States of America (USA), Sinclair Chinatu Samson, has put smiles on the faces of his kinsmen from Umuogele Ntighauzo in Obingwa local government area of Abia State.
Mr Samson’s kinsmen smiled home with handsome cash and food donations to cushion the harsh effect of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The philanthropist said he was touched with the situation at home and that prompted him into action and according to him, “the rent we pay for living on earth is service to humanity.”
“The situation is biting, especially in developing world that is why some of us who have received some privilege from God should attend to the less privileged in times of great need such as we are in,” he said further.
A cross section of youths in the area extolled Mr Samson’s philanthropic spirit, adding that his end of year football competitions in the community is not only unique but unequalled in the history of the community.
They said that he has touched many lives in his village.