Prof Ibe Doles Out 3,277 Bags Of Rice To Electoral Wards In Abia

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Christmas rice by Prof. Ibe

The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe, has enjoined Abia indigenes to be true adherents of the Christian faith by showing love to others especially during the Christmas season just as he allowed his milk of kindness to flow during the yuletide.

The renowned university administrator and frontline candidate for the governorship of Abia in 2023, gave the charge while flagging off the 2021 edition of the state-wide Prof Gregory Ibe Christmas Gifts Distribution to thousands of people of the state.

Represented by the Director-General of Abia Crusaders Foundation, Prince Emeka Okafor, Prof Ibe contended that love is the real reason for the yuletide season, and challenged Abia citizens to emulate God’s example, who according to him, “Sent our Lord Jesus Christ to the world on Christmas day because of the love he has for us”.

He, therefore, enjoined the people of the state to “imitate and replicate the divine example of God by extending gifts of love especially to the less privileged during the Christmas season”.

Flagging off the exercise, he announced the release of a total of 3,277 bags of rice packaged in 10,25 and 50 kg sizes, meant for distribution as Christmas gifts to the 292 electoral wards in the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.

To facilitate the exercise, he inaugurated two distribution teams, charging them to implement successful conveyance of the rice gifts to Abians.                                  Following the flag-off, the two teams commenced instant distribution of the Christmas gifts to the targeted recipients at the 292 electoral wards beginning with Arochukwu Local Government Area.

Accordingly, the benevolent gesture was received with wild jubilation in all the Local Government Areas covered by the two distribution teams as beneficiaries danced with unquantifiable joy while rendering songs of praise to God and eulogizing Prof Ibe for his magnanimity.

The 2021 edition of Prof Gregory Ibe Christmas gifts distribution exercise marked the climax of a series of philanthropic projects embarked upon by the university don during the course of the year as Corporate Social Responsibility.

It will be recalled that Prof Ibe had earlier in the year undertaken many charity projects, including, award of scholarship to 130 Abia indigenes for strategic undergraduate studies in Gregory University Uturu (GUU), free medical outreaches in targeted rural communities and distribution of textbooks to a public and private school in the state.




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