MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
The Naval Officers Wives Association (NOWA) on Saturday donated food items and various other consumables to Crown Kids Compassionate Orphanage in Effurun, Delta State as part of activities marking the 2023 Children’s Day.
The Association used the opportunity of the celebration to call on public spirited Nigerians to always show benevolence to less privileged children in the society.
The NOWA Coordinator, Warri Zone, Mrs. Bilikisu Shettima, who presented the items to the beneficiaries disclosed that the donation was an initiative of the Association’s National President, Hajiya Nana Gambo.
“The gesture was borne out of the humanitarian heart of the NOWA President, Hajiya Nana Gambo, who believes orphans should not be left out in the Children’s Day celebration”, she stated.
The NOWA coordinator,
was represented at the event by a high powered delegation comprising the Zone’s Director, Mrs. Deborah Unurhiere; Secretary, Mercy Egwuatuonwu and other members of the Association.
In her address to the gathering, Mrs. Bilikisu Shettima noted that the Children’s Day celebration coincided with the commemoration of this year’s Nigerian Navy week.
Hajiya Aisha Gambo is a humanitarian. She has a very large heart, a woman of peace, our sabi mama.
She said, “This is Children’s Day and the Nigerian Navy week. Our National President,
“So out of her kind gesture she decided that during Children’s Day, the orphanage should not be left out. That is why we came as wives of the naval officers to represent her”.
The donated items comprised five bags of rice, bags of garri, beans, sugar, salt as well as one
carton each of detergent, bar soap, bathing soap and two cartons of Kings oil, seasoning cubes, caprisone and biscuits.
Receiving the items on behalf of the orphanage’s proprietor, Ufuoma Ogbi, one of
the nannies, Odunitan Oluwakemi, expressed gratitude to NOWA for remembering the inmates and donating the items.