By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OilServ Nigeria Limited, Engr Sir Emeka Okwuosa, has distributed trailers of bags of rice to thousands of people in his Community and Nigerians at large.
This is in line with his annual philanthropic gesture to his Oraifite people where he distributes thousands of bags of rice to every home in the community made up of five large quarters.
Outside the Oraifite natives, non indigenes, members of the police force, Directorate of State Services, the Civil Defense, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the clergy irrespective of religious denomination and virtually every other person resident in the community and beyond were all beneficiaries of the Christmas largess distributed in quantum through Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation.
The Chairman on the occasion who is also a staff of FRSC , Hon Chibuzor Obiakor said the philanthropist had continued to demonstrate unquantifiable love for the masses despite the setback in the world economy caused by Covid-19 pandemic and later the EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
"Covid-19 and EndSARS disrupted economic activities, yet the philanthropist insisted in doing his annual rice distribution to his people. Oraifite community is blessed to have this illustrious son, Sir Emeka Okwuosa. This is a rare gesture in a time like this. You must continue to pray for his long life, good health and progress in business, " he said.
The Director of the foundation, and former commissioner for works,Sir Azuka Okwuosa, articulated other programmes initiated and being executed by the foundation for the interest of humanity, not just for Oraifite indigenes.
He said the foundation had built a first class specialist hospital, established skills acquisition centers, as well as giving scholarships to indigent students and lots more to ensure basic health care for the less privileged in society and to develop human capital as well as fight unemployment. He noted that the basic motive of the skills acquisition ideology was to encourage self employment among the people, especially the youths.
Sir Okwuosa used the opportunity to declare his interest to run for the governorship election of Anambra State come 2021 under the All Prigressives Congress (APC) platform.
He assured he would get the Government House, Awka to correct what he described as anomalies in governance.
He said that having been the Commissioner for Works in Anambra State and one-time Chairman of Nnewi North Council, he knew what to do to put things aright for the benefit of Anambra people.
The entire Oraifite women had through their representative prayed for Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation, thanking God for using Sir Emeka Okwuosa to touch Lives of the people of Oraifite & neighbouring Communities.
The women also prayed for Sir Azuka Okwuosa, gunning for Governorship seat in Anambra, assuring him of God's protection & guidance.
They described Sir Azuka Okwuosa as a worthy asset to the people of Oraifite & Anambra State.
The Bishop of Nnewi Diocese Anglican,Rt Rev Ndubuisi Obi had through Ven Nc Igwenagu thanked the Chairman of the foundation for his benevolence & provision for humanity
The event was attended by community leaders in Oraifite and all categories of Oraifite residents.
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