The Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA) has donated food and other items to some widows of fallen heroes and children in an orphanage, Nana Berry Foundation.
Mrs Victoria Irabor, the wife of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and President of DEPOWA, presented the items to the beneficiaries on Wednesday in Abuja and New Karu, Nasarawa State.
She said the donation was in line with the commitment of the CDS, Gen. Lucky Irabor, to ensure that the widows and orphans were not left out during the Yuletide.
“This is Christmas season and we don’t want to eat without remembering the widows and orphans, especially at a trying time like this.
“It is our little way to say thank you for taking care of your children alone in spite of the challenges and to let you know that we are with you,” Irabor said.
She said that the visit to the orphanage was a demonstration of the position of children in the hearts of mothers, who are members of the association.
“I must say that the children of this home are blessed. I don’t have any reason to feel sad for you, but I have every reason to thank God for the lives of the children.
“I am thanking God because there is hope for the children; you are the future of Nigeria. In your midst, we will have doctors, lawyers, engineers and politicians that will become presidents and governors.
“You are great children because from birth the devil has fought your future, but failed from the day you were born, and God found you a shelter in Nana Berry Foundation.
“The greatest man on earth, Jesus Christ, was born in a manger, in a very poor situation where they keep animals, but came out to become the King of Kings and Lord of Lords,” Irabor said.
The DEPOWA president called on the children to ensure that they respect and obey the managers of the orphanage home.
In her remark, the founder of Nana Berry Foundation, Dr Aisha Kwalmi commended DEPOWA for the visit to the orphanage, which has 152 children.
She called for support from philanthropists in the provision water, power, buses to transport the children to school and other items for learning in the home. (NAN)
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