The Government House Prayer Committee has donated five hundred thousand Naira to the Association of Persons with Special Needs at St. Anthony Destitute Centre, Uruan Street, Uyo.
The Committee also presented food items and toiletries to the inmates of the centre in continuation of its visit to orphanages across the state.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Religious Matters, the Rev. Daniel Akwatang said that the packages came from offerings of the monthly prayer meetings of the Government House Chapel, Uyo.
He acknowledged the humanitarian work of the Catholic Church in catering for the less privileged as evidenced in the various orphanages established by the church.
The Governor’s Aide urged the inmates not to give up hope because of their physical challenges but strive to overcome them by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the government and well meaning individuals and groups to enhance their welfare.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Prayer Committee, Pastor Emmanuel Bassey said that God created every man to complement the other.
He commended the high spirit exhibited by the inmates despite their physical challenges and prayed God to help them lead successful and fulfilled lives.
The Co-ordinator for the group, Miss Esther Daniel thanked the Prayer Committee for the gifts and Governor Udom Emmanuel for remembering the less privileged in his programmes.
Speaking on-behalf of the Chaplain of the Destitute Centre, Mr. Francis Ekanem appealed to the Government to assist in solving the problem of flood and also help in the reconstruction of the fence pulled down during the construction of Uruan Street.
As a demonstration of their determination to overcome their challenges, the in-mates recited the Dakkada Creed which they explained has motivated them a lot.