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To ensure that their humanitarian services are on course; touching more lives, Ambassadors of ABS social responsibility programme, “Careless Whispers” have embarked on community outreach, empowerment and intervention programmes for the needy, who are already lined up in their helpline.
Correspondent, Joseph Egbeocha reports that the event held at Jericho Villa Hotel and Suites Nteje, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, featured reunion of “Careless Whispers” Ambassadors, as well as new year and St. Valentine day parties for devotees of the humanitarian service.
In his remarks, the organiser of the event, as well as founder and presenter of “Careless Whispers”, Prince Emeka Kalu, popularly known by his radio fans as “Magic fingers”, explained that no religion is greater than humanitarian services.
Prince Kalu, who is also the National Vice President and leader of the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU, South East Zone, said beneficiaries of the ABS radio programme, “Careless Whispers” cut across class, tribe, religious and linguistic diversities, and has over a decade continued to serve as bridge between the needy and affluent citizens willing and ready to give succour to people.
On his part, RATTAWU Deputy National President, Comrade Innocent Ofuonyeadi, who said he listens to and supports “Careless Whispers” from Ibuzo in Delta State, commended ABS for the programme; which he described as “novelty on radio”, as well as the calmness of the presenter in listening to the needy, even as he called on the social welfare department of government and indeed all privileged Nigerians to continue looking out for and helping the needy.
The pioneer donor and member Board of Trustees of “Careless Whispers”, Chief Jerry Nwakobi, called on people, especially the wealthy to renew efforts at touching lives in more positive ways, adding that given limited time man has on earth, it is incumbent on all to invest in humanity, as according to him, the joy of giving is immeasurable.
Chief Nwakobi, a community leader in Nteje, who also called on Ndi-Anambra to rally round incoming administration of Professor Chukwuma Soludo for exceptional leadership in the State, said before the end of his first tenure, Ndi-Anambra will be yearning for continuation, even as he commended his choice of elevating locally made products through patronage.
Some beneficiaries who later became Ambassadors of “Careless Whispers”, including Mr. Christian Onyekaba from Owelle-Ezukala, whose hospital bill was paid through the group, and Emeka Chukwunekwu from Igbakwu, who said he met his wife among the Ambassadors, thanked God and all being used to touch lives in various ways.