Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) in Ebonyi state on Saturday celebrated Christmas with indigent persons in the state.
The women visited Juvenile Remand home in Ugwuachara, Motherless babies home Nsugbe, St. Vincent De Paul Old People’s Home Kpirikpiri where items worth millions of naira were donated to the inmates.
The women-led by their chairperson, wife of the state Commissioner of Police, Awosola Awotinde, Mrs. Aderonke Awotinde further visited Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) and donated cash and gift items to the indigent patients.
Speaking at the event, Mrs. Awotinde said they had to visit the beneficiaries to show them love in the spirit of Christmas.
She prayed for the quick recovery of the patients, describing their conditions as pathetic.
She said, “We came as individuals to show our brothers and sisters here love and celebrate Christmas and new year with them. We did this to put a smile on their faces.”
She called on Government and public-spirited individuals to always visit the less privileged in the society to help in alleviating their sufferings.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of AE-FUTHA, Uzodima Orji commended the women for the gesture and challenged other organizations to follow suit as such act prolongs the life of the poor and sick.
During the visit, a 14-year-old boy, Offorbuike who is presently battling for his life at Children Ward of the Hospital (AE-FUTHA1) as a result of protracted cancer of the tummy appealed to Government at all levels, individuals and corporate bodies, Non-Governmental Organizations to save him from death by donating cash for his treatment.
The boy has been in the hospital since June 2019 without proper medical attention owing to lack of money.
Mother to Offorbuike said there was no money for medical treatment of her son especially for Chemotherapy which will sustain his life.
“We have stayed very long in this hospital and there is no money to continue his treatment, no money for Chemotherapy, money for injection is too much and we have done all we could to continue the treatment but have no money now. If we are asked to pay money for medical test on Offorbuike, we can’t even afford it”, she said.