COVID -19: NCHETA OMEREKPE FOUNDATION ONE – ON – ONE DIRECT TOUCH PALLIATIVE INITIATIVE By Prince Clinton Uba

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Having discovered from the experience in Aba last week, that people find it extremely difficult to observe social distancing as directed by the Abia state government and World Health Organization, Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation therefore adopted a new method to distribute palliatives to the less privileged and the vulnerable to cushion the effect of the Sit – At – Home order aimed at curtailing the spread of the dreaded global conoravirus pandemic.

The new system is called ONE – ON – ONE DIRECT TOUCH INITIATIVE.

For emphasis, the foundation is an NGO ( Non Governmental Organization) and not a political party and the slogan is ” Love For Mankind ” while the spread is beyond Abia State.

The above explanation has once again become necessary due to the barrage of calls streaming in on daily basis asking for palliatives to their politicial wards, which is not the laid down plan of the foundation, as the foundation is reaching out to people directly.

Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation has a demographic data of the vulnerable in Abia and the aim is to reach as many as can be possible, which cannot be obviously all of them now.

However, those that could not get now, will surely be reached as the foundation expand her humanitarian frontiers.

The humanitarian services of Ncheta Omerekpe foundation has been existing over the past 12 years before the coming of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

The Foundation has continued to be reaching out to the people directly, and this afforded the foundation the opportunity to access her efforts in alleviating the suffering of our people that actually need it.

The foundation was at Asomba Hall, Amaekpu, Ohafia LGA also called, “The Assembly of the Chiefs of Amaekpu” on Friday, 10th April, 2020.

In his speach, Chief Nnamdi Okogbue, Director, Special Duties/Diaspora matters explained to the Amaekpu Chiefs present the mission and vision of the foundation, according to the Bible book of James 1:27, that says, ” Pure and undefiled religion before God is this; to visit the poor, widow and the fatherless in their afflictions”

He stated that the little gesture of the foundation is in line with it’s core objectives, especially this period of Sit – At – Home, caused by the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Okogbue admonished the Chiefs to be law abiding, obey the directives of Abia State government and health workers on social distancing and urged them to continue washing their hands as many times as possible.

He reminded them that, Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation is not a political group, rather for humanitarian services, which has been going on for the past 12 years.

In his response, the Secretary of the Council of Chiefs, Amaekpu Ohafia, Chief Johnson Okwara, thanked Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation for the gift items which included; Rice, Sanitizers and face mask and promised to make sure the palliatives gets to only those that would need it.

In his vote of thanks, Mr. Michael Ukwa Arua thanked and prayed for the Foundation, asking God to bless the Founder, Ncheta Omerekpe for his kindness and developmental strides.

Prince Clinton Uba is Director, Media and Publicity, Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation.

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