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World charity day: Okowa’s wife pays over N2m for stranded patients

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By Festus Ahon

ASABA—WIFE of the Delta State governor, Dame Edith Okowa, yesterday paid N2.386 million for 10 patients, who were stranded at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Asaba as part of activities to  mark the 2017 World Charity Day.

Gov. Okowa

Noting that the money was raised by her foundation, 05 Initiative to celebrate the Day with those who have been discharged but were unable to pay their medical bills,  Dame Okowa said that the choice of FMC, Asaba was in line with the organisation’s mission to care for the sick.

She said: “We have in time past carried out different charitable programmes, paying of medical bills and providing medical interventions. The joy of being alive has been restored in many families, that same joy is what we have brought here for our brothers and sisters who have been discharged but cannot afford to pay their medical bills.”

She thanked religious organisations, cooperate bodies and individuals for supporting the foundation in carrying out her charity works, changing Nigerians to assist the less privileged in the society.

“Today, we remember Mother Teresa, what will you be remembered for? Will the people around remember you for good work or for how you made life difficult for them. You may say you do not have money to give. Giving is a spirit, it does not matter how much you have, let it be your way of life,” she said.

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