The Nigerian Igbo Union in Sierra Leone has donated 24 bags of rice, Le 750,000, several boxes of cooking items, and detergents to the less privileged and physical impaired as a yuletide gesture.
Making the presentation over the weekend the president of the Union, Ernest Udeh, said the items were the union’s ‘widow’s might’ to the less privileged.
The beneficiaries of the union’s donation were the Milton Margai School for the Blind, Milton Margai School for Deaf and Dumb and the King George’s VI Home for the Aged at Kissy.
Mr Udeh explained that the union deemed it wise to end this year by giving charity to the physical impaired and the underprivileged.
He explained that, “a major pillar of the Igbo culture is charity”, adding that the union wanted to establish very strong relations with the less privileged so that they would feel that they too were equally important in society, and that people were out there who cared for them. Mr Udeh appealed to the matrons to use the gifts donated judiciously in the best interest of the disadvantaged.
Matron for the Milton Margai School of deaf and dumb, Roslyn Gilbert, assured members of the union that the items donated would be used for their intended purposes.