AK Prayer Meeting Committee Provides Succour To Patients At Society For Geriatric Health
By Enefiok Ndon
November 20, 2020
In continuation of its assistance to the less-privileged
in the society, the Akwa
Ibom Government House
Monthly Prayer Meeting Committee has again provided
succour to patients at the Society For Geriatric Health, Idoro
Obio, Uyo Local Government
The committee led by the
chairman, Pastor Emmanuel
Bassey, during the visit presented cash, food items, beverages and toletries.
Accompanied by the special
assistant to the governor on religious affairs, Rev. Daniel
Akwatang and members of the
committee, the chairman said the
gesture was in fulfillment of the
Governor Udom Emmanuel's
promise to touch lives of all persons including the aged in the
Akwatang explained that the
committee which prays for the
government and people of the
state through the support of the
governor, utilize the offerings
got at the prayer meetings to
support the less- privileged
The chairman who heaped
praises on the founder of the
home for her initiative, prayed
God to heal the aged patients
for them to live and enjoy the
fruits of their labour.
He observed that caring for
the aged was a challenging task
and extolled the care givers for a
job well done.
Bassey also charged the caregivers to see their work as
service to God and humanity,
would reward them abundantly.
The director of the home, Mrs
Christiana Ekerete, said the center was established in 2008 as a
non- governmental organization
to provide geriatric health care.
Ekerete, a retired deputy director of nursing, stated that services offered by the home include: the management of geriatric related health challenges,
home-based care, and free
healthcare, promotion of human
resources and technical support
as well as consultancy services.
She appreciated the governor
and the committee for extending their benevolence to the centre through the prayer committee.