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Corps member donates food items to widows in Calabar

15 October 2015, 08:45

Calabar - A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Calabar Municipality, Catherine Wantiv, on Wednesday donated food items worth N92,000 to widows in Ediba community of Calabar Municipality Local government area.

The items, donated to 80 widows, include eight bags of rice, 15 gallons of groundnut oil, 25 tubers of yam, 80 packets of Maggi, a bag of salt, toiletries and a basket of onions, among others.

Presenting the items to the widows, Wantiv said that her decision to assist was guided by the love she had for her host community.

According to her, some of the widows are living in conditions requiring assistance from members of the public, hence, the need to show them love and care.

"When you look at some of the widows here, you will find that some of them are not too strong to cater for themselves again.

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"There is need to care for the elderly in the society and I think widows deserve special attention too from members of the public and governments at all levels," she said.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Theresa Archibong, thanked the corps member for her humanitarian donation.

Also speaking, Ovai Eege-Ovum, the Clan Head of Ediba community, thanked Wantiv for her kind gesture, adding that with the donation, the community had become a direct beneficiary of the NYSC scheme.

Eege-Ovu then called on well-meaning individuals, private organisations to emulate the corps member.

Ogban Ogban, an NYSC official who accompanied the donor to the occasion, assured the widows that the NYSC would continue to remember them in its activities.

Wantiv is undergoing her primary assignment with Edenafa Secondary Commercial School in Ediba community. 



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