Onyekanma awards scholarship to Imo triplets, commends Okeoma, others

Hon Okey Onyekanma

The immediate past deputy speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly and member representing Mbaitoli state constituency at the state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Okey Onyekanma, has awarded scholarship to the triplets who were born premature after their mother, Nkechi Ezenwa, 20, a banana hawker was raped.
Onyekanma, who spoke on Friday while commissioning a two bedroom bungalow built for the triplets at Ubomiri by a United Kingdom based Nigerian who does not want his name mentioned, said that he would take care of the academics of the children from pre- nursery to university level.
He said that with quality education, the triplets would be great in life.
The lawmaker said that the scholarship scheme would continue even if he leaves government.
Onyekanma commended a journalist, Chidiebube Okeoma, and his team, for launching the advocacy for public financial support for the children.
According to him, Nigerians had through the unprecedented love they showed to the triplets displayed that the country is made of people with compassionate citizens.
The member representing Mbaike Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Abuja, Hon Henry Nwawuba, said that the love shown to the family was amazing.
Represented by the Director General of His Campaign Organization, Engr Iyke Nnadi, the lawmaker said that he was happy that one of his constituents who hails from Mbieri in Mbaitoli LGA built the house.
The Interim Management Committee Chairman of Mbaitoli LGA, Hon John Eke, said that the state government was happy with the love shown to the triplets.
The chairman, Mbaitoli Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Clifford Amadi, who commissioned the borehole sunk for the children, said that Ndi Eze Mbaitoli were happy with the turn of event.
The highlight of the event was the commissioning of the two bedroom bungalow, a borehole, a shop built and stocked for the mother of the children.
Pastor Chinedu Nnadi of He Reigns Chapel, Owerri, who dedicated the building, borehole and the shop, said that God was happy with the act of love.
The cleric prayed for Okeoma and his team, the triplets and their family.


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