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NGO Provides Food For Over 1000 Destitude In Enugu

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FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – As part of its humanitarian services, a non governmental organization, NGO South Sahara Social Development (SSSD) Tuesday put smile on the faces of over 1000 in the streets of Enugu as it provided them assorted food for their meals.

The exercise, according to the organization is aimed at touching human lives, especially the less privileged or poor of the poorest in the state that cannot afford a square meal.

Speaking with African Examiner during the exercise which took place in parts of Enugu metropolis, Executive Director of SSSD, Dr. Chi Chi Aniagolu Okoye, said the organization’s designed the monthly programme to assist the vulnerable groups in the society.

She said the organization has bias for issues relating to human empowerment, especially as it concerns the less privileged.

The Executive Director, who spoke through the organisation’s programme officer, Mrs. Chinasa Edeh, stressed the need for Nigerians to always remember the vulnerable in the society.

She stated that the “meals on wheels” programme, is also designed to ensure that destitute do not go to bed with empty stomach, “because a hungry man is an angry man”

Dr. Okoye, hinted that the free meal programme was as a result of a feasibility study carried out on vulnerable people by the organization in the state.

“During the study, we discover that scores of the vulnerable people do go to sleep without food”

While thanking the NGO for the gesture, one of the female destitute,who gave her name as Chinasa Igwemba, had appealed to government to come to their aid in terms of job provision.

She added that they are in the streets because of lack of job, or source of lively hood.

Igwemba, who is in her early 20s, however, call on other NGOs and corporate organisations to come to their assistance.


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