TV host and actor, Uti Nwachukwu and Senior Pastor, CGMi Church Unusual, Rev. Mrs. Laurie Idahosa have paid a Christmas Charity visit to the IDP Camp located in the Uhogua Community in Benin City, Edo State.
The visit was to donate relief items to the camp which houses widows and children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-Eastern part of the country.
Speaking, Uti stated that his intention is to help foster hope among the IDPs by assisting the camp administration in providing necessary aid and awareness. The former BBA winner donated brand new clothing materials to the widows, as well as educational items, toys and food to children in the camp, while Mrs. Idahosa’s supplied the volunteer work force, logistics, as well as a balanced meal for the 2,400 residents of the camp.
The missionaries, widows and children in the camp were ecstatic with all the gifts and especially commented about being given meat to eat, explaining that it has been months since they last tasted meat or fish.
Explaining his decision for his NGO to partner with Idahosa, Uti stated that Idahosa’s integrity and long term commitment to the humanitarian efforts for the IDPs made her an ideal partner for this collaboration.
Rev Laurie Idahosa, urged everyone to look for a way to support the under-privileged this Christmas season. “I believe that there is much more that we can do as Nigerians to spread love and kindness to our brothers and sisters,” she said.
Uti and Idahosa were accompanied by award winning actor Blossom Chukwujekwu; International Filmmaker Kevwe Ogunje; Reality TV Stars Lillian Afegbai, Michael Nwachukwu, Melvin Oduah; Afro-Pop Star, TeeManay; A-List stylist, Yolanda Okereke and behind the scenes organizer, Mrs. Joy Sillo and also graduates of Benson Idahosa University, Edo State.