BENINâ€”A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Mr Ken Imasuagbon, has stressed the need for the National Assembly to urgently pass a law that would compel government to render assistance to orphanages.
Imasuagbon, who spoke when he donated food stuff to the Orosanye orphanage in Benin City, regretted that government had not done enough to assist the less privileged in the society, in spite of the problems confronting children at the orphanages.
According to him, â€œthe only satisfaction any human being can have in his life is if children in the orphanages are given the desired assistance. Government at all levels should pass a law that will make provision for indigent children at the orphanages because, as it is now, they only rely on good will from kind-hearted Nigerians and most times it is not enough to feed the children.â€
Imasuagbon, who also provided over two thousand bags of rice to leaders of the PDP and indigent families in the three senatorial districts of the state, said â€œI want to tell our people that we can change the situation of things. I feel sad that at occasions like this, some people may not have what to eat, so I decided that to satisfy my conscience and also contribute to humanity, let me share rice in the streets so that the common man can have something to eat.”
â€œI know that it may not be enough but it is my strong believe that my action can motivate others who may even do better than me. It is from the heart and I am happy with the response I got when I made the distribution of the rice. You could see the joy in the faces of many of our people and that is why I decided that I will give the rice to the common man on the streets and not any big manâ€ he stated.