By James Ewaoche Amedu
The Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Comrade Abba Moro, on Monday, visited the Tivid Orphanage Home located in North Bank, Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The senator, during his surprise visit to the orphanage, donated cash, bags of rice, sugar, noodles, toiletries and other food items to the children.
The lawmaker said the visit was part of activities to celebrate Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary and to let the children know that they are not alone.
Addressing the visibly-elated kids and their counsellors, Senator Moro said, “As this place is consciously named, it’s a beacon of hope for the hopeless.
“We that God has elevated to some positions higher than others, we owe a responsibility to give that hope and that is what I have come to do today.
“I have come to make to make these children know that they are not alone.
“Some of us are out there are for them and we’ll continue to be for them.
“As it is now, they should know that they have a big brother in me because I am also an orphan, the only privilege I have is that I am not here with them in the orphanage because God has provided a home for me. I know that God will use me as an instrument to provide a home for them,” he promised.
Receiving the lawmaker to the orphanage, a partner and spiritual counselor of the home, Pastor Dave Ogbole, thanked the senator for the visit and donation.
Pastor Ogbole revealed that the Tivid acronym actually means TIV and Idoma.
He said the idea was birthed to provide a home and a second chance at life for orphans and vulnerable children in Benue State.
Pastor Ogbole said most of the children in the home were those from crisis-affected areas of Benue state with most of them having horrible experiences of the Fulani herdsmen crises.
On her part, the founder of the orphanage home, Miss Favour Enewa Ada-Paul, thanked the Senator and his entourage for the visit and gesture.
She, however, informed the visitor of a major challenge of the orphanage, which is accommodation.
She said the landlord has been threatening to throw them out of the home if she cant raise 15 million naira to buy off the facility by the end of December 2019.
Responding, Senator Moro appreciated the good works of Ms. Ada Paul for giving the children a home and a hope.
He promised to liaise with other well meaning Nigerians on how to find a befitting accommodation for the children.
Senator Moro also adopted two children from the orphanage home – little Miss Precious Ngbede and Master Idakwo.
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