The managing director of National Inland Waterways Authority, (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, on Tuesday, offered scholarships to five children in various motherless babies’ home in Anambra state.
He gave the scholarships during his visit to the Nigeria Red Cross Society Babies Home, Onitsha South Motherless Babies’ Home, both in Onitsha, the Tender Care Motherless Babies Home and Jesus Kids Motherless Babies Home, both in Awka, as well as Sisters of Charity Motherless Babies Home in Nnewi.
The NIWA boss who also presented food stuffs, cash sums and other items worth thousands of naira to the homes, respectively, described orphans as important members of the society who deserved adequate love and care.
He said the scholarships, particularly to little Miss Mmesomachukwu, following her brilliant, charismatic and leadership skills while leading other little kids in prayer over the gifts they received.
While noting that every child deserved quality education and better life, Moghalu assured continued support to them and called on well-meaning Nigerians to do same, stressing that such gestures would give them a sense of belonging.
He said, “The scholarships are borne out of my quest and love for education and acquisition of skills for the younger children.
“If we look at what is happening in our society at the moment, I believe children can have a better deal irrespective of their situation in life whether orphans or not.”