ABST Calls for Support in Humanitarian Work

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has called on individuals, corporate offices, NGOs, religious organizations and government Agencies to rise up and support Abia state government in carrying out humanitarian services in the state.
The call came during a one-day stakeholders sensitisation seminar on the culture of humanitarianism in commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day.
The governor, who was represented by Secretary to the state government, Chris Ezem, while pledging continued support of the government in ensuring that the aspect of humanitarianism is not left out in governance, however added that no one government can carry the challenge alone.
Earlier in his address, special adviser to the governor Okezie Ikpeazu on humanitarian affairs, NGO matters and social development, Ambassador Francis Origa, while thanking the Governor for creating the platform, noted that Abia is the first southeastern state in Nigeria to mark World Humanitarian Day.
He assured further that people with disability will be the center of intervention where they will be assisted to generate proposals, invite donor agencies to support projects they will be implementing in the state.
Abia state director of national orientation agency NOA, Dr Ngozi Okechukwu used the medium to pay  tribute to  all humanitarian workers saving lives and helping those less fortunate in times of crisis worldwide.
In solidarity with the global challenge on climate action, she thanked all humanitarian workers everywhere doing important, courageous work on climate change during COVID- 19 pandemic. Dr Okechukwu also honorwd aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need. 

Dr Okechukwu

In a keynote address,  former SSG to the Abia State government, Professor Mkpa Agu Mkpa advocated for yearly celebration of World Humanitarian Day both at the LGA and state levels as well as institutions of learning where public lectures can be held by seasonal academia.

Professor Mkpa

The event featured distribution of palliatives to the disabled, and drama on the theme of this year’s celebration, “the human race”.

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