Easter: NGO fetes orphans, visits bomb blast victims in hospitals
A non-governmental organization based in Abuja under the aegis of Sure Smiles Women and Children Advocacy Initiative has celebrated with orphans as part of Easter fiesta, even as assorted food items were equally doled out to the vulnerable group in the society.
Similarly, the group also used the occasion to visit the Asokoro and Nyanya General Hospitals to show love and sympathy to the victims of last week Nyanya bomb blast that killed over 75 innocent Nigerians.
Speaking to journalists shortly after visiting St. Benedict Catholic Church located at Lokogoma estate in Abuja, the founder and coordinator of Sure Smiles Women and Children Advocacy Initiative, Mrs. Chioma Uzo-Udegbunam, said the visit was to share the joy of the season and to bridge the gap between the have and the have not.
“The Easter celebration is a season to demonstrate love to all, especially the less privileged in the society. Our mission here is a practical demonstration of love to this vulnerable group and to appreciate God for His kindness towards us. We have decided to give to others out of the abundance God has blessed us with,” she affirmed.
She called on government at all levels to initiate policies and programmes geared towards alleviating the suffering of the less privileged in the society.
Earlier in his comment, the Parish Priest of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Lokogoma Estate, Rev Fr. Thomas Asen, commended the group for the show of love on the needy, noting that the responsibility of caring for the less privileged should not be left to the government alone.
One of the beneficiaries of the gesture, Mrs. Veronica Udom, expressed satisfaction over what the group has done, even as she called on other privileged members of the society to always assist the vulnerable.
The group also visited Asokoro and Nyanya General Hospitals to sympathize with victims of last week’s bomb blast as the coordinator used the occasion to dole out some assorted items to them.