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Umahi Celebrates Christmas With Vulnerable, Ebonyi People

By Adaeze Onuora Aroh Abakaliki

Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi continued his empowerment program yesterday by channeling all the Christmas gifts to indigent and destitute drawn from the 3 Senatorial Districts of the State.

He made the disclosure during the End of The Year Party held at The Ecumenical Centre, Africa's largest worship auditorium in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Umahi said he agrees with the biblical allusion " that the poor will always be among..."the have", noting that neglecting them becomes a disservice to humanity.

While acknowledging the harshest conditions of some of them, the governor stressed the need for the wealthy to incorporate the needy in their schemes of event as according to him, will amount to fulfilling Christ's message of love and care for one another.

The items donated include: over eight tens of thousands tubbers of yam, tens of thousands bags of rice, hundred number of cows, thousands of gallons of groundnut oil.

Others are: onions, salts, seasonings and other condiments and an undisclosed monetary donation to the indigent.

Earlier in his message, Rev Fr Dr Abraham Nwali, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion and Welfare Matters said the only instructions he receives from Governor Umahi is how to lift the downtrodden out of poverty.

He commended the governor for the gesture and urged others to emulate his kind-hearted spirit.

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