‘Why I Offered 120 Scholarships to Indigent Pupils, Students’

 

From Nnaya Eziyi  UMUAHIA

 

The founder of Chapel of Faith Bible Assembly Int’l, Bishop Emeka Nwankpa has said that he offered scholarshps to 120 indigent pupils and students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions to give them succour.

Nwankpa stated this while speaking to our correspondent after the inauguration of his new country home, Yahweh’s Villa and distribution of over 200 bags of fertilizer to farmers in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area.

He said as a former indigent student himself, he knew what it meant to be so and had resolved not to allow any persons to go through what he went through even with many well-to-do people around.

“I grew up in one of the poorest families in this community. There were many occasions when it was hard for my parents to pay my school fees and settle my other needs,” said the founder of Bishop Nwankpa Foundation.

He said as someone, who believes in impacting the lives of people around him, he had provided street lights and drilled a water bore hole that is now serving both the community’s town hall and its environs.

“Since eight years now, I have donated no less than 50 motorcycles to men, 5000 and 500 pieces of wrappers and bags of rice to indigent women and widows with other items every December,” the clergyman added.

Speaking at the occasion, foremost Ngwa traditional ruler, Eze Ngwa Ukwu Autonomous Community, Eze (Dr) Ben Enweremadu said Ngwa people were noted for their philanthropy and accommodating spirits irrespective of any differences.

Similarly, the 2015 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state, Dr. Alex Otti had associated himself with the gesture which he described “as the steady and developmental steps of the bishop.”

Represented by the traditional ruler of Isieketa Autonomous Community, Eze Nelson Nmerengwa, he had appealed to him to extend the gestures to other parts of the state, adding that in due course he would reap the benefits of his benevolence.

The former speaker of the state House of Assembly,  Martins Azubuike had while congratulating the bishop on the occasion, enjoined the beneficiaries of the gestures to make positive use of the opportunities.