Ndukuba lauds Nicholas Okoh Foundation’s humanitarian services
As part of its vision and mission, the founder and Chairman of Nicholas Okoh Foundation, The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh has led a delegation of the Foundation to Bishopscourt Abuja, where they donated some food items to the needy of the Diocese of Abuja. The items include 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of beans, 50 cartons of Indomie noodles, 50 bottles of groundnut oil, 250 tubers of yam and maize. The donation is part of the foundation’s efforts to support the vulnerable and needy to overcome the effect of COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, which have affected their livelihood.
Okoh, who came in company of two members of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, The Ven. Festus Nwafili and The Ven. Kingsley Obuh, the Operation’s Manager, The Rev. Canon Joseph Ichipi; the Secretary, Mrs. Rotimi Ese Susan and other staff of the Foundation.
Rev. Ichipi said the Board of Trustee with the leadership of the chairman considered the state of the country and the suffering of people, decided to reach out to 50 households.
Receiving the team, Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Rev. Ndukuba commended chairman of the foundation for displaying God’s love. He recalled the statement of Jesus Christ Who said whoever gives a helping hand to the poor, and those who cannot do it for themselves, has done it for Him. The primate prayed God to continue to provide for the foundation.
He said: “I am believing God that what Baba Okoh and his Foundation are doing this evening is something that God will remember them for and bless them, because what you are going to receive, nobody is asking you for receipt. Nobody is asking you for thank you, but if you say thank you, it is good. It is being done as a demonstration of God’s love. It is being done to share with you from the little that God has provided. It is being given to show that they care for us, and we pray that God will remember them, and this foundation, and the people that are working with him, so that God continually supply to them, and always have enough to meet the needs of the people and the work that God has committed to their hands.”
The Welfare Coordinator of the Diocese of Abuja, Dr. Peter S. Nmadu, while appreciating Okoh for the kind gesture, prayed God to bless him and his team.
Okoh, who is the immediate past Primate of the Church of Nigeria and Bishop of Abuja, said he would continue to do what he could to meet people’s needs. He called on all to join hands in sharing one another’s burdens.
“We may not be able to do much, but the idea is to take small, give your neighbour. And if we continue like that, we may solve some problems, if not all of them. And it will make some people happy for a while, until another time. So, we are happy to do it, and we pray we will continue to do it.”
Dioceses in Gwagwalada; Kubwa in FCT; Kwoi; Kafanchan and Zonkwa in Kaduna State, among others, have benefitted from the large heart of the foundation.