By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Philanthropic individuals and other stakeholders have been advised to come together and assist the less privileged in the society as a means to glorifying and pleasing the Almighty God.
The chairman, Corporate Lives Improvement Pursuit Organization (CLIPO), Pastor Emmanuel Oru Ochang, made the call during the distribution of food items to selected communities across Etung and Ikom local government areas of Cross River State.
According to him, ”the aim of the organization is to improve the lives of less privileged in the society as well as impacting on the nations’ economy”.
Ochang further explained that the NGO did not receive funds from any organization or government before reaching out to the needy to celebrate the Christmas season.
He thanked those who witnesses the flag-off of the initiative and called for assistance from individual and philanthropic bodies to enable the organization reach out to those who need them most.
In a sermon titled “God Will do you good” Apostle (Dr) Jehost Ebuta, of God’s Love Foundation International along border road Ikom, said “everyone shall be rewarded according to his deeds and thanked member of CLIPO for their benevolence”.
Ebuta advised the beneficiaries to share the items with those who did not benefit from the gesture and prayed for the unity of the organization.
Other men of God who spoke at the event includes, Pastor Tony Bassey and Rev.Williams Egbe, advised the organization to continue in the spirit of reaching out to the less privileged in other to attract God blessings.
They cautioned Cross Riverians against communal crisis which had always exposed married women and their children to hardship.
In a separate interview, the Project Director of CLIPO, Engr. Stephen John and Mrs Rosemary Akwaji said that the effect of Covid-19 on the society as well as the effect of EndSars protests informed their decision to provide pallatives to the less privileged in the society.
“These food stuff is to enable the beneficiaries feel a sense of belonging to celebrate the Christmas and advised them to accept the gift with good faith”.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Madam Dorathy Ekori, thanked members of CLIPO for the magnanimity and prayed for God’s blessing on them.
Earlier, foodstuff were distributed to the beneficiaries as praise and worship was rendered to the glory of God.
“CLIPO is a registered NGO founded in 2015 with clusters in Cross River and Rivers states”.