The Akwa Ibom government House Monthly Prayer Meeting Committee has reiterated its commitment to give sucour to the less-privileged persons in the society
The chairman of the committee , Pastor Emmanuel Bassey made the pledge when he led members of the committee to the visit the Band of Hope Orphanage Home in Ikot Ikpe, Okon Eket recently , said the gesture was imperative to complement the government efforts in caring for vulnerable children.
He pointed that the committee prays every month for the governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel and the government as well as the people of Akwa Ibom.
According to him, the offering garnered from the payer meetings with the support of the governor was used in reaching out to the vulnerable ones in the society.
Accompanied by members of the committee , he extolled the management and staff of the home for the sacrifices made to keep to protect, provide and nurture the vulnerable children .
A member of the committee, Arc- bishop Isaiah Isong prayed God not to let the efforts of the care givers be in vain, but that God should bless and reward them abundantly.
Responding, the proprietor of the home, Pastor Godwin Thomas, appreciated the governor and the committee for continuing to show love and care to the children, saying that they were enliven by the visit.
“We feel love by the support to the less-privileged ones under our care. This is a turn around to us and we are grateful to the government and the committee,” said Thomas.
According to him, 72 inmates were in the home, with 30 in secondary school, while the rest were in the nursery/ primary school enjoying free education, shelter and feeding.
He called on God to provide the committee with more enablement for selfless service to the society
Items donated include: cash, food stuff, beverages, detergents and toiletries.