A former Commissioner for Finance in Abia State, Mr Obinna Oriaku, has harped on the need for people to imbibe the culture of helping the less privileged around them, revealing that such acts attract special reward and blessings from God.
Oriaku who stated this on Sunday while interacting with newsmen at St. Patrick’s Anglican Church, Amapu Ntigha, Isiala Ngwa North, Abia State, during the Annual thanksgiving and end of the year event of Jesus Bride, said caring for widows is essential as this will change or add value to their lives.
He said widows especially those in the hinterlands, deserve to be cared for as they are mostly farmers whose farms cannot yield enough as a result of their inability to procure fertilizers or their farms have been ravaged due to the activities of herdsmen, adding that they deserve every assistance to keep hopes alive.
Oriaku who also decried a situation where widows or the less privileged do not receive the Federal Government grants due to the politics associated with it, called on well to do individuals in the society to borrow a clue from the gesture from Evangelist Mrs Helen Onyeike, stating that she has touched the lives of the widows since the inception of the programme.
He particularly thanked the donor, Mrs Helen Onyeike for constantly touching lives of widows and the less privileged, stressing that her kind gesture is a wake up call for others to key into and assist widows and the less privileged who pass through a lot in the society.