Community lauds OPM-overseer for offering scholarship to indigent children l
Yolamchi Ukaga, Aba
Ikwuorie Community in Ohanku, Ndoki in Ukwa East local government area of Abia state has lauded Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, general overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM), for instituting a scholarship scheme in the community.
Chief Reginald Ogudu, the community leader, who spoke to newsmen on Saturday in Ikwuorie, expressed his community’s gratitude to Chinyere for his selfless services to the people of the community.
Ogudu said that the general overseers’ services to God and mankind had made the lives of people around him better and urged him to continue the good work.
He thanked the pastor 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 Anglican Communion, Ikwuorie, expressed joy over Chinyere’s desire to help save the future of the community’s children.
“He has established 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.”
Chinyere explained that he acted 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 they will still close down the school, if 50 children go back to school and they said no, that if they see 50 children that 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 stated.
Apart from offering scholarship to the students, Chinyere also renovated the dilapidated secondary school structure, built additional structures, including NYSC quarters and donated lockers for the school and a generating set for corps members posted to the school.
Chinyere’s intervention also saved the school from being delisted as a West African Examination Council examination centre.