A member of Benue state House of Assembly, Mrs Ngohemba Agaigbe, has appealed to wellto-do individuals in the society to take the training of orphans in their communities as primary responsibility. Agaigbe made the appeal yesterday in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, following the spate of killings which have left many children orphaned.
The lawmaker said she took up the responsibility of training 36 orphans from primary to university levels to give them hope and to make them add value to the society.
She lamented the attacks on the state, which have left so many killed, adding that she was touched by the plight of those left as orphans and decided to take the responsibility of training and providing educationfor them. “The orphans too need care and education but most of them were passing through very difficult times because they had nobody to take care of them.
“The number of orphans are constantly on the increase because of the attacks by herdsmen on the state. So I believe that if they are givenquality education they could be of immense benefi t to the society. ”It is my sincere and humble desire that I see them through to their university education. “I am doing this from the depth of my heart and I pay their fees with joy because I know I am touching lives.
It is not scholarship. I do not only pay their fees but I buy all their requirements in school. “They are like my biological children and I pray God to continue to give me the enablement to take adequate care of them especially seeing them through their university education,” she said.