By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
As a way of showing appreciation for their prayers and support in the just concluded general elections, the erstwhile Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has extended a hand of love to the FCT School for the Blind Children.
The Minister who was on Friday represented by his aide, Israel Ibeleme, presented items such as; beverages, noodles,yams, toiletries and many more to the students and staff of the school.
He revealed to The Sight News, that the act was a way to thank God for victory and to thank the school for their prayer and support during the elections.
Amaechi, explained that he had before the elections appealed for prayers from the staff and students of the school for a successful 2019 elections and his party emerged victorious.
“I am here on behalf of Hon. Chibuike Amaechi and his wife, Dame Judith Amaechi to say a big thanks to you. We will keep visiting, partnering and working with you.
“Coming back here speaks about the minister’s humility. He loves the poor and is a giver”, Ibeleme noted.
Meanwhile, a guest of honour and Gospel Artist, Steve Crown,who took special interest in the musical rendition of the students, offered to give musical sponsorship to some of them who are interested in music.
Crown, who stated that it was a privilege to be in the midst of future leaders of the world and not just Nigeria, expressed excitement and amazement at the performance of the students.
According to him, “It won’t be the last time I will be here, and being in the music field and having listened to the children, I am amazed at their coordination in music and I congratulate them for a good job.
“I will sponsor those interested in music to do a song, they will work together and go to the studio and produce the song, so they can be a blessing to the society.
“I was listening to them singing, these kids are really talented and need all the encouragement they can get. Doing this will make them inspire others because I see greatness in them. The best thing to do is to encourage them in my own field which is music, I want to put them together to bless people”, he said
While thanking the teachers and school authority for their effort in taking care of the children, he urged the government to pay more attention to the children as they need to be groomed.
“It will go well for Nigeria if the children are given attention. I see greatness in this place and I want all of us to put effort to make them smile and give them a future they desire.
“I am seeing people who will make impact in this society and a lot of leaders that will take over the country. Everyone has to come together and pay more attention to what’s going on here. There is so much talent, encouragement and inspiration”, he remarked.
For his part, the Principal, FCT School for the Blind Children, Abdulrazzaq Suraju, said the children are prayer warriors and should be remembered.
While thanking the Minister for remembering the children, he urged every one present to carry the information of the children’s abilities to the world at large so help can get to them.