Anambra-based journalist celebrates birthday with orphanage homes

It was a moment of indescribable joy and a memorable conviviality at orphanage homes in Onitsha, Anambra State, recently when a journalist, Mr Eche Nwobosi visited the inmates in commemoration of his birthday.

Mr Nwobasi, a Daily Independent Newspaper Correspondent, had in company of his colleagues, friends and relations visited the Fiat Missionaries Orphanage home and Ify Home for the Needy Children both on the St. Stephen’s Road In-land Town, Onitsha.

He presented various food items including beverages, biscuits, soft drinks and cash to each of the homes and prayed for them, as he appreciated the management and staff of the homes for what he described as their invaluable selfless service to humanity.

The journalist encouraged them not to relent in their service, reminding them that theirs was a special divine call to give special services to mankind.

He explained that his motive for celebrating his birthday with children of the homes was as a result of the prevalent economic situation in the country, saying that he wondered how the managers of those homes were coping considering the degree of poverty in Nigeria now.

He said that though what he presented to the homes were not large enough, that he believed the items would, to some extent, add value towards alleviating the children’s plights.

“If I had enough money, I would always celebrate my birthdays more than I have done. I will, in fact, be celebrating my birthdays with orphans and the less privileged and make it part of my life.
“I hate thinking only about myself. I want to impact positively in my own little way on lives with what I have.

“To me, the best religion is the one that encourages alms-giving and selfless sacrifices,” he said.

He appealed to members of the public to cultivate the spirit of giving and rendering selfless services to the needy in society. He equally drew the attention of politicians and people in various strata of authority to always find ways of reaching out to orphans and the less privileged ones in society, expressing disgust the extent of selfishness to which he said people were nowadays.

“Today, it’s a pity people have become very selfish and stingy, they no longer care for their neighbors. Most well-to-do people seem not to remember the poor. We tend to be selfish these days,” he bemoaned.

Mr Nwobasi thanked God in a special way for being kind upon his life, saying that when he cast his mind back upon his journey of life, he would have reasons to appreciate God for His goodness and mercy.

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