THE Deputy Minority leader, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu and his wife, Mrs. Lilian Uche Okechukwu, had on Thursday marked the Christmas Celebration for the Widows of his constituency.
The lawmaker which represents Awgu, Aninri and Oji river Federal constituency, in a collaborative effort with his wife has made this benevolent event a point of duty annually.
The event is aimed at putting memorable smiles on the faces of the less privileged widows of his Constituency, towards ensuring that they make Merry amid the festivities.
In this year’s edition, the Widows from Awgu, Aninri and Oji river Federal constituency, were given food items, clothing materials and wads of Cash to celebrate with.
Speaking to the Widows, Mrs Okechukwu appreciated her guests for honouring her invitation, reassuring them that she is dedicated to making them happy.
“This event is solely aimed at putting smiles on your faces, ensuring that at least you and your children have good food to eat during the celebrations. We hope you accept our gifts, since they are coming from the depths of our hearts.” She said.
Okechukwu who was overwhelmed with the massive turn out, thanked them for being energetic and happy.
He then reiterated that it is their mandate to represent them well.
“Representing you well entails caring for your immediate needs and welfare. These gifts might not solve all your problems but it will go a long way to solving a reasonable amount of the problems. Accept our gifts, have a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.”
The women filled with utmost gratitude, appreciated their benefactor with Chants and prayers of Protection, blessings and Favors.