COVID -19: Igbo Community Dolls Out Palliatives To 100 Indigenes Residing In Calabar

From Etim Bassey, Calabar



Igbo Community in Cross River has distributed palliatives including cash to over 100 indigenes living in Calabar.
Addressing the beneficiaries on Sunday, the president of Igbo Community, Calabar, Sir Obi Oyeka, said the gesture was occasioned by the burning desire of the executive to identify with their brothers and sisters in Cross River.


Sir Oyeka said: “It is our burning desire to reach out to our brothers and sisters who have been adversely affected by the global Covid-19 through these palliatives.


“The event is significant because it has afforded us opportunity of re-enacting the Igbo spirit by mobilising our people within a very short time for a good cause of being our brothers’ keepers.


“It also enabled us to oil the spirit of unity amongst the Igbo in Calabar. It is in unity that we will find strength as an ethnic nationality,” he stated.


On his part, senior special assistant to Governor Ben Ayade on non-indigenes affairs (Igbo), Okenwa Ugoji Nwabueze, said Igbos are always united and togetherness brings growth and development.


“As a true Igbo community, we don’t have to wait for the government all the time. We have to support our brothers and sisters by giving them our shoulders to lean on, which is what Ayade preaches also.


“Let it be known that the palliatives are not political nor from government. It is a gesture from well-meaning Igbo sons who want to reach out to us. But we know our digital governor will still do something for us.


“Let us support our brothers, obey constituted authorities and be each other’s keeper in all we do. What we have shown here is exemplary leadership and we must extend this to other chapters in the state,” he said.


Speaking, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Ngozi Nobert, commended Ndi Igbo leadership for showing them love at this crucial time when everybody is passing through hard times.


Ngozi, who is a widow, pleaded with Ndi Igbo to extend such gesture to other widows to give them life.

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