AGBOR, (Ika Weekly) – The passionate call by Ika Weekly on public-spirited individuals in the society, especially the people of Ika nation, to the plight of the fire accident victim, Miss. Orie Eborka, has started yielding fruits with a donation of N5000 from a kind-hearted Ika indigene, Rev. Fr. Victor Ibude.
Making the donation, Rev. Father Ibude, the parish priest in-charge of the Catholic church, Idumuesah, who called at Ika Weekly office on Monday, said he was moved by his love for humanity and the need to see that Miss Orie Rosemary Eborka completes her education.
He pointed out that the present day society has been overcomed by self-centeredness, and noted that charity has eluded a lot of people, as they no longer show concern to the plight of the less privileged, adding that the milk of love and pity has drained from their hearts.
Rev. Fr. Ibude attributed lack of love to the erosion of proper upbringing and the decay of our traditional mores, and norms, which he emphasized have given way to our system and replaced by the present day consumerism, greed and personal interest.
He commended those who have in one way or the other contributed to alleviating other peopleâ€™s plight; stating that humanism extends beyond ethnic or cultural boundaries; as he called on everybody to be part of Orieâ€™s survival story.
The Catholic Priest admonished people to be more humane, knowing that it could be anybody anytime, and pleaded with all and sundry to donate whatever amount they can afford to positively alleviate the sufferings of the fire accident victim who by Godâ€™s help has been able to get to the University where she is now doing a degree programme.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Miss Orie Eborka, the Publisher of Ika Weekly, Mr. Steve Ekiri Mekiriuwa Ashien expressed thanks to Rev. Fr. Ibude for his kind gesture, adding that a committee will soon be set up to manage all gifts and donations received on behalf of Miss Orie Rosemary Eborka.
Mr. Ashien appealed to Ika sons and daughters as well as all public-spirited individuals to donate towards the educational and general upkeep of the miracle child.
He gave the assurance that every kobo received on behalf of the fire accident victim must not only be published but must be judiciously accounted for.