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Jubilation As Chief Orji Kalu Shares 5000 Bags of Rice, Cash to 13 Villages In Igbere For New Year

Jubilation As Orji Kalu Shares 5000 Bags of Rice, Cash to 13 Villages In Igbere For New Year Celebration.


Emmanuel Odoemelam.


Shortly after concluding Igbere cultural festival which was a huge success, the former Abia Governor, Orji Kalu has again done his annual convention of giving assorted food stuff and cash donations to his kinsmen and several other communities.


This time it was 5,000 bags of rice and cash sum of 400,000 each he gave to 13 autonomous communities, which are Agbo, Eziama, Amakpo, Amaukwu, Ibinanta, Amaofufe, Ibinukwu, Umusi, Okafia, Ohumola, Amaoji, Amaiyi and Amankalu that make up Igbere in Bende LGA of Abia state.


While giving them these items and cash, the famous and popular law maker, Orji Kalu, opined that this show of love and kindness started way back in 1986 before he got into politics. He said God has blessed him to be a source blessing to others.


Still addressing the mammoth crowd that stormed his Camp Neya residence on appointment by 9:30 am on Saturday, 6th January, 2024, the former Chief Whip of the 9th Senate, thanked the people for coming out en masse and in time to collect these gifts. He said, the sharing of thousands of bag of rice will continue tomorrow for other communities in Abia North, for that reason, he wanted Igbere to be the first village that will benefit from the distribution.


The Former Chairman of the SUN publishing company, Orji Kalu told the people that the 300 bags of rice for each autonomous and cash prize was them alone, that the Igwes (Village heads) were not included to partake in the sharing formula. He said he has Igwe's packages separate from what he is giving the 13 villages that make up Igbere.


Orji Kalu who was in high spirit, admonished the people to be their brothers keeper and to be good ambassadors of Igbere, Igbo land and Nigeria . He said his magnanimity is not tailored towards politics or for optics, but to help reduce economic hardship facing the people and to also help Federal Government distribute agricultural palliative which will go a long way in reducing depression and so much pressure on the part of bread winners of many families in this dire time.


Reacting to the kind gesture shown them by the law maker, some of the villagers spoke to our correspondents who were on ground to report their pulse on how they felt, Mercy and Otua who spoke on behalf other locals, said they were highly elated and filled with so much joy for the palliative and cash the Distinguished Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District gave them to celebrate New Year.


They unanimously asked God to bless and continue to keep the His Excellency, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu who has consistently remembered them every new year for the past 38 years even when he wasn't in government. The locals said he is the best Senator from South east who has shown capacity and is very close and in tune with his constituents.


You will recall the Chairman Senate Committee on Privatization, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu via his foundation previously shared 1 million Naira to the winners of Igbere cultural festival, 700,000 Naira to the runners up and 500,000 to the village that came third.


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