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Day of Charity: Ex-Benue Dep Gov makes case for indigents

By Gbenga Oke

Former Deputy Governor of Benue State, Chief Stephen Lawani, has called on Nigerians to spare a thought for the less-privileged members of the society as the world marks International Day of Charity.

Lawani, in a statement, reminded Nigerians of the need to always remember the vulnerable people in the society, particularly the sick, motherless babies, widows and the aged.

He said: “As the world marks International Day of Charity, I wish to call on our brothers and sisters in Nigeria to continue to support all forms of charity work both in our immediate environment and outside.

“For our world to be better, we must constantly show love to fellow citizens, even at the risk of some inconveniences.

“We must encourage ourselves to continue working for the good of our neighbours and those we may come in contact with. I know that for every good done to somebody in need, there is always a reward because the Almighty God notices it.

“It will be recalled that September 5 was also chosen to mark the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Theresa of Calcutta.”


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