By Nsan Ndoma-Neji,Calabar
The Cross River State Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, Mrs. Blessing Egbara, has pledged not to allow the less privileged and vulnerable residing in the state go hungry.
The commissioner stated this yesterday while making food delivery to hundreds of less privileged and vulnerable in Bedia community, Obubra Local Government Area of the state.
Egbara stated that the food programme initiated by the state Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River is meant to support those without the means of affording two square meals per a day.
She said, “All you see us trying to do is to continue from where we stooped. Distribution of the food items is for the underprivileged and the vulnerable.
“This programme is a continuous one with many going to benefit from it. I know you people are very surprised, because a lot of people felt that the food bank had been destroyed by the by the #EndSARS protests.
“Its true that the food bank was vandalized by hoodlums, but as we all know, His Excellency, Senator Professor Benedict Ayade is a proactive father, who stops at nothing to ensure that his people get happy.”
She therefore urged the people not worry themselves, as government was doing everything humanly possible to ensure that no man goes home hungry.
She added, “Indeed I have come and I have seen, the major challenges so far are lack of stationeries, convenient environment to work, as well as get the court to partner with the social welfare to enable a good and easy operation at the grassroot. I have taken note of all the challenges and we will address the issues accordingly.”
Egbara, while distributing assorted food items to the underprivileged under the Ayade food programme, also used the opportunity to inspect and conduct on-the-spot assessment of the Humanity and Social Welfare Outstation offices across the three senatorial districts of the state.
She said, “Our earnest desire is to ensure that we continue from where we stopped, and kick-start again from where we stopped last year.”
The commissioner applauded the social workers for their devotion to the service of humanity, urging all social workers to maintain the energy to serve, as social services is not for everyone, because it takes a person with a passionate heart to become a social worker.