Anglican diocese donates relief materials to flood victims in Anambra
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
As part of efforts to provide succour to persons affected by flood, the Diocese on the Niger Anglican Communion has donated relief materials to some of the people in the state.
The donation, worth several thousands of naira, was presented at the Bishop Crowther Primary School, Onitsha.
Presenting the relief materials, Venerable Obi Ubaka said the Diocese through the Bishop on the Niger, Right Reverend Owen Nwokolo deemed it fit to come to their aid and commiserate with them in the face of the unfortunate disaster which he said had forced them from their homeland.
He thanked God for sparing their lives assuring that they would soon return to their homes as the flood will not last forever.
Receiving the materials, the Manager of the camp, Honourable Martins Nwambu and a Personal Assistant to the Onitsha North Local Government Chairman, Honourable Francis Ekwunoh thanked the Bishop on the Niger and the Diocese for their kind gesture.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the donation, Venerable Obi Ubaka who led a team of clergies to the camp, called on the Government, private sector, affluent citizens and religious organizations to increase assistance to those affected as they have a lot of needs.
He urged the federal Government not to repeat what happened in 2012 during a similar situation when some of the promises made were not fulfilled.
One of the persons affected by the flood, Mrs. Maria Nwaibe expressed gratitude to the Diocese for remembering them in their condition and prayed God to replenish their pockets in hundredfolds.
Relief Materials donated include bags of rice, several tubers of yam, cartons of noodles, assorted drinks, and detergents among others.