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COVID-19: MORE ABIANS GET PALLIATIVES AS PROF IBE CONTINUES PALLIATIVES SPREE (PHOTOS)

Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation(PGIF) has successfully concluded another round of the second phase of palliative distribution exercise.

The one-week distribution exercise was flagged off on Monday, July 13, 2020 by the Chancellor and Founder of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe, who was represented by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Augustine Uwakwe.

The one-week distribution exercise was flagged off on Monday, July 13, 2020 by the Chancellor and Founder of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe, who was represented by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Augustine Uwakwe.

Delivering an opening speech during the ceremony, the chairman of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation(PGIF), Hon. Prince Emeka Okafor, stated that the palliative distribution is targeted at the less privileged members of the society.
He therefore charged representatives of the Local Government Councils and other invited organisations to ensure effective transmission of the palliatives to the needy members of the groups they represent irrespective of their social, religious, tribal or political leanings.

He retariated that as a non-partisan organisation, Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation was established “to cater for the well-being of all members of the society without recourse to their political or tribal affiliations”, emphasising that their interventions are usually targeted at improving the lives of the less privileged members of the society.

He therefore charged representatives of the Local Government Councils and other invited organisations to ensure effective transmission of the palliatives to the needy members of the groups they represent irrespective of their social, religious, tribal or political leanings.

He retariated that as a non-partisan organisation, Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation was established “to cater for the well-being of all members of the society without recourse to their political or tribal affiliations”, emphasising that their interventions are usually targeted at improving the lives of the less privileged members of the society.

The Coordinator of the PGIF second phase palliative distribution exercise, Surveyor Eze Ibe Aja stated that Prof Gregory Ibe initiated the second phase of the palliative distribution exercise due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, arising from his concern for the well-being of the poor masses in the face of the hardship caused by the global scourge. He therefore enjoined LGA Ambassadors of Abia Crusaders, Council Ward representatives, Leaders and other group representatives to “distribute the items judiciously and equitably, no matter the quantity, ensuring that each needy Abian receives something”.

Representatives of Abia chapters of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) , Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria (OMPAN),and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) were joined by ward leaders from Umunneochi and Isuikwuato Local Government Councils in witnessing and partaking in the formal flag-off ceremony.
Sequel to the official flag-off, the palliative materials were subsequently taken to the people at their different wards through various Local Government Councils.

This exercise was done through the despatch of delegations of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation to different Local Government Councils, on scheduled days to interact with the ward residents.

Thus deploying members of Abia Crusaders Organisation, the local arm of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation, the palliative materials made up of bags of rice, beans, garri, salt, cartons of noodles and tubers of yam were distributed to residents of the 184 wards in the state.

This exercise was done through the despatch of delegations of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation to different Local Government Councils, on scheduled days to interact with the ward residents.Thus deploying members of Abia Crusaders Organisation, the local arm of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation, the palliative materials made up of bags of rice, beans, garri, salt, cartons of noodles and tubers of yam were distributed to residents of the 184 wards in the state.

Welcoming the delegation to Ugwunabor Local Government Council, the Transition Committee Chairman, Hon. Peter Aguwamba, thanked Prof. Gregory Ibe for the kind gesture.
He applauded him for having the welfare of the less privileged members of Abia society at heart which led him to undertake a second phase of palliative distribution after executing a resounding first phase. In his own remarks, the Chairman of Ugwunabor Stakeholders Forum, Hon. Chinwe Nwanganga, thanked Prof Ibe for remembering Ugwunabor people in particular and the entire citizens of Abia State at large with his ” charity and peculiar act of benevolence”.

He reassured the team that the items received will subsequently be delivered to the targeted indigent members of the Local Government Council, who according to him, need it the most.

He applauded him for having the welfare of the less privileged members of Abia society at heart which led him to undertake a second phase of palliative distribution after executing a resounding first phase. In his own remarks, the Chairman of Ugwunabor Stakeholders Forum, Hon. Chinwe Nwanganga, thanked Prof Ibe for remembering Ugwunabor people in particular and the entire citizens of Abia State at large with his ” charity and peculiar act of benevolence”.

He reassured the team that the items received will subsequently be delivered to the targeted indigent members of the Local Government Council, who according to him, need it the most.

Receiving the team in Ukwa West,the PGIF Ambassador for Ukwa West Local Government Area, Hon. Uche Enyioko, stated that Abia State is blessed to have a son like Prof. Gregory Ibe, who is “constantly touched by the plight of the needy” , and thanked the Chancellor for initiating what he termed as “Kitchen Palliative.”

Hon Enyioko further stated that representatives of the ten wards that make up the local government council were present to receive the items on behalf of the indigenes of the LGA.
Hon Enyioko further stated that representatives of the ten wards that make up the local government council were present to receive the items on behalf of the indigenes of the LGA.

At Umuahia South LGA,the PGIF delegation was received by a representative of Abia Crusaders in the area, Chief Ambrose Emezue. Speaking after receiving the palliative materials, Chief Emezue described Prof Ibe as “too benevolent and filled with a large tank of overflowing milk of kindness”. He lauded the initiative of the second phase of palliative distribution as a follow up to the largely successful premiere edition.

Correspondents report that apart from Umunneochi and Isuikwuato Local Government Councils who had the fortune of receiving their palliatives during the flag off ceremony, the remaining 15 LGAs were served their quota at their bases, as delegations of the Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation came calling, while arrangements are being concluded to extend the exercise to churches, markets and charity homes in Abia state.

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Greg Ibe dole out cash, food, essentials to 10,000 Abians in 17 LGAs to cushion effect of COVID-19

Educationist and Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Professor Greg Ibe has doled out cash, food items and other basic essentials across the 17 local government areas of Abia State to rural dwellers.

Prof Ibe, who is currently in the United States had earlier directed that bags of rice, cartons of noodles be taken to the rural dwellers in each of the local governments for onward distribution. So on Friday, 10th April 2020, each of the 17 LGAs in the state received bags of rice, cartons of noodles and cash from his representatives.

Prof. Greg Ibe who spoke through Skype to the representatives of all the LGAs, informed them that his intention was to help people in the remote areas cushion the effect of the lockdown that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The palliative packages were provided through the Abia Crusaders Foundation.

Those present during distribution include: Chief Surveyor Eze Ibeajah – Governing Council
Member of Gregory University Uturu, Hon. Uche Enyioko – Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia State on Education and former Commissioner for Agriculture; Chief Emeka Okafor – a two time former Commissioner in Abia State, Barr. F. Ibebuike, – former HOS in Abia State Local Government Service, Chief Mrs. Stella Nwaohanmuo,
Chief Dr. M.C. Okoli (Macro) – former TC Chairman of Aba South.

Other dignitaries present include; Barr. Egbeke – former Commissioner and TC Chairman of Umunneoche, Mr. Sleek Ogwo – renowned journalist and image maker of GUU, and many others.

Recall that Ibe had earlier donated 850 bags of rice, cartons of hand sanitizer and surgical masks to the Abia State Government as a way to support the efforts being made by the government.

Prof Ibeh also donated three ambulances as well as provision of the facilities at Gregory University Teaching Hospital Amachara in Umuahia among others.

The donations were made to assist Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu (Ph.D) combat the COVID – 19 scourge squarely, should any of such case arise in Abia.

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Remain steadfast, God will heal our land, Prof Ibe tells Abians, Christians in Easter message

Founder and chancellor of Gregory University, Uturu, Professor Gregory Ibe has felicitated with the people of Abia State in particular, and Christians in general across the globe as they mark Easter.

Speaking against the backdrop of the covid 19 pandemic on the annual Christian celebration, Ibe enjoined Christians to stay resolute, steadfast and unshaken in their faith towards God, stating that the plague will disappear eventually and won’t last till eternity.

According to him, “it is in the light of the tragic effects of covid 19 pandemic on humanity in general that I urge all Christians to continue to draw strength from our Lord Jesus Christ, who in spite of betrayals, persecution and physical assault, still believed and trusted God. Let us therefore be encouraged by the unique example of our Lord Jesus Christ, who overcame many battles to obtain eternal victory, knowing of certainty that this plague will also pass”.

Professor Ibe therefore advised Christians around the globe to use this year’s Easter celebration to intercede for God’s intervention, in the light of the biblical injunction that enjoins those called by the name of the Lord to humble themselves and pray, stating that “God will surelyhear from above and heal the land, like He promised”. We

“Just as Jesus overcame the power of death, it is my earnest prayer that this Easter will usher Abians into our season of resounding victory over the multiple challenges of life, even as I pledge to sustain our existing partnership with government in offering various relief palliatives to our people as the Lord continues to provide both life and resources”, he concluded.