Ikwuorie Community in Ohanku, Ndoki in Ukwa East LGA of Abia has commended Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere’s investment in their children’s future through a scholarship scheme and building of school blocks.
Chief Reginald Ogudu, the community leader, who spoke to our Reporter at the weekend in Ikwuorie, expressed his community’s gratitude to the cleric for his selfless services.
Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, is the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries, (OPM), a Port Harcourt-based ministry. He is also a son of Ikwuorie community and has not only been involved in work of God, but has been engaged in community development initiatives around the Southeast and South-south zones.
Ogudu observed that the GO’s services to God and mankind have made lives of people around him in Ohanku and elsewhere better and urged him to continue the good work evangelism and community development.
He thanked the man of God for reconstructing the Ikwuorie Comprehensive Secondary School, Ohanku and for awarding scholarship to its students from Junior to Senior Secondary School levels.
Chibuike Nwachi, a priest of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Ikwuorie, was also elated by the OPM pastor’s desire to help save the future of the community’s children.
According to him, “he has established a free Nursery/Primary School in our community and awarded scholarships to our indigent students to study in Turkey, Poland, and United States of America.
“Chibuzo has also secured international jobs for more than eight Ohanku youths and no fewer than 25 others are now at the OPM free skills acquisition centre to acquire different skills.
“We are very grateful to God for sending such a man to us and pray God to bless and multiply his source and to give him the strength and grace to do more for God and humanity”, he said.
Fielding questions from our Reporter, the General Overseer disclosed that he acted based on a call from the principal of the secondary school that the government was about closing it down because the students who could not pay their fees were no longer attending school.
“I asked them if 50 children go back to school will they still close down the school, they said if they see 50 children they will no longer close down the school.
“I then decided to give every student of the school scholarship from their first year in junior secondary to their last year in senior secondary school education because many of them could not pay school fees”, he said.
Our Reporter noted that the man of God has renovated the dilapidated secondary school, built additional structures including NYSC Quarters and donated lockers for the school and a generating set for corps members posted to the school.
His intervention in the school, it was further observed, also saved it from being delisted as a centre for the West African Examination Council’s examinations.
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