Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos
Worried by the level of poverty that has blighted families due to economic and financial hardship, Alochu Foundation for the Less Privileged, a Benue State-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) has chosen over 110 orphans and youths to alleviate their condition.
James Ibechi, the Foundation’s Director, Media Publicity, in a statement made available to INDEPENDENT at the weekend, said that each of the beneficiaries would get N25, 000 as cash empowerment in an event slated for January 2, 2018, at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the College of Education, Oju at 10.am.
He stated that Chief Alochu Ikpobu, President and Founder of the charity organisation, would perform the cash presentation to the beneficiaries on behalf of the foundation.
Ibechi added that the beneficiaries, four selected from each council ward, were drawn from the entire 23 wards of Oju and Obi Local Government Areas (LGAs) by a screening and verification committee.
He stressed that the 110 youths were selected having met the conditions set by the foundation, which include being abjectly poor orphans and youths.
Ibechi maintained that the beneficiaries whose names would be displayed at the venue of the presentation ceremony would be expected to report there by 8.am for accreditation and further verification.
Ibechi disclosed that Samuel Ortom, the state governor, as well as the Adirahu Ny’Igede, His Royal Majesty, Oga Ero, and several other dignitaries would be expected to witness the event, which he described as a humanitarian feat by Alochu Foundation, after its empowerment of over 60 abjectly poor widows in February 2017.
SOURCE: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER