BY: Emmanuel Ulayi
The governor of Cross River State, Senator Professor Benedict Ayade, has doled out the sum of N500, 000.00 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Saviour Kembre of Boki Local Government Area for being blessed by God with triplets, all girls.
Ayade equally donated the sum of N1million to the Fanny family in Obudu, whose living house has almost collapse from years of dilapidation and disrepairs.
The humanitarian and kind gestures from the governor was delivered by the Commissioner for Humanity and Social Welfare, Blessing Egbara, when she paid a visit to both the Saviour Kembre family of Boki at Boki and the Fanny family of Obudu in Obudu.
Egbara who was pleased to see the bouncing triplets in good conditions equally assured the family that His Excellency the Governor will always be there to support them, maintaining that children are a source of Blessing to every family and that triplets have brought joy and blessing to the Kembre’s Family.
Responding on behalf of the family, Mr Saviour Kembre praised Governor Ben Ayade for his donations and kind heart towards the poor and those in need, and for being so generious towards his new born babies and the family as a whole.
The Kembre family bread winner who had lost his job before now said that the gesture from the governor will also aid in reviving his business to keep the family going and pray God to continue to bless and keep the governor for them and the entire state for his good works.
At Obudu, the Commissioner also paid courtesy Visit to the Fanny Family in Obudu, to see for herself the challenges facing the family.
Hon. Egbara who was touched on seeing the state in which the house the family are living disclosed that His Excellency, the Governor, is aware of their situation and has donated cash gift of 1 million naira to support the family.
She also disclosed that His Excellency has instructed her to give a report on the structure and challenges of the building in which the family lives to enable the ministry swing into action.
She however stated that what she has seen is a sorrow sight and that once she gets the report to the Governor, something will be done urgently to ameliorate the family situation.
She informed the family that for now the N1million cash gift is to enable the family take care of some basic needs.
The good gesture of the governor,who is popularly known as a welfarist leader continues tomorrow as the commissioner is expected to visit some places to give out palliative from the governor.