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Extend Help To Indigent Citizens, Rivers APC Chair Tells Elite



The leadership of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has urged the elites and well-to-do individuals in society to extend a hand of fellowship to underprivileged citizens in the society.

The chairman of Rivers APC Caretaker Committee, Chief Tony Okocha, made the call when he led other members of the committee on a visit to the ‘Home for the Elderly,’ along Harbour Road, Port Harcourt and the ‘New Generation Vision Orphanage,’ in Elelenwo in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, where he presented gifts items and cash to the centres.

Okocha said the donations were keeping in tune with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He stated, “We are in the administration of Tinubu, who the world knows as a very compassionate person. And of course that has cascaded down to us here as leaders of the APC in the state.

“By the special grace of God, we were able to knock in some of these items and we share to our members and we made deliberate attempts to also share with indigent homes.

“We need to show that there could be a government that has compassionate for the less privileged, if we had the opportunity to be in control and in charge of the reigns of governance in the state, we would do better.”

Okocha, who is also the Rivers State representative on the management board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, encouraged well-meaning individuals, and corporate organizations to always give helping hand to those in need.

He averred, “Citizens of the state who are well-to-do or wealthy should extend their goodwill. We need a lot of it. You can see that they can barely walk (those in the elderly home).

“So how do they fend for themselves? They can only fend for themselves via the goodwill that people extend to them. So it is my craving that anybody who has should extend to others. That is what life is all about.”

Items donated to the two centres include bags of rice, cartons of noodles, toiletries and unspecified amount of cash.

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