Nigerian Society of Engineers, Benin Branch donates food items to IDPs camp


In a rare display of touching gesture and utmost compassion for the less privileged, members of the Benin Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, took some time off the rigours of complex engineering designs and execution to visit the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP’s, located outside Benin, the Edo State capital, to identify with the plight of the displaced persons.

The high-powered NSE delegation was ushered into the IDP camp by a string of melodious Christian songs rendered by the elated IDP’s and coordinated by the Pastor- in-charge, Pastor Solomon folorunso

The past chairman of the Benin Branch of the NSE, Engr. (Dr.) Prince Victor Obanor led the NSE delegation on the visit.

Other on the NSE delegation includes the Benin Branch Chairman of the NSE, Engr.Evukowhiroro Ojegba accompanied his vice, Engr. Ikpowosa Amayanuba; and General Secretary, Engr. (Mrs.) Tina Emwinghave. Oigiagbe

Others were Engr. Martin Amune, Engr. Osayamen Airhunmwunde, Engr. Faith Elema and Engr. Charse Morgan .

The delegation later donated various food items including rice, salt, noodles,soaps and others to the camp for distribution to the displaced persons.

In his adminitions to the IDP’s, Engr Dr.Victor Obanor, reminded them of the biblical exploits of Joseph in Egypt and how he defied betrayal by his brothers to become a prime minister, urging them not to lose hope as a result of temporary setbacks, adding every adversity also comes with a window of opportunity and advised them to work and pray at the same time so that the divine favour of God will elevate them in their hour of need.

He promised that henceforth their visits to the camp would become a more regular activity given the enthusiasm and the cordial reception accorded them on their very first visit to the camp.

Earlier, the chairman of the NSE Benin Branch, Engr. Evukowhiroro Ojegba whose birthday coincided with the visit gave the assurance of the resolve of the body to act as its brother’s keeper by constantly extending assistance and other forms of help to the needy.

The high point of the event was the thunderous ovation which heralded the happy birthday chorus rendered in the honour of Engr. Evukowhiroro Ojegba

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