…as Frank Edwards doles out N.1m to women
Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkiruka Onyejocha has reiterated commitment towards provision of scholarship scheme for indigenes of Isikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia State.
Hon. Onyejocha gave the assurance during the annual Thanksgiving Service tagged: ‘A Night of Pure Praise’ held in Onyejeocha’s Ville, Isuochi, Umunneochi Local Government Area, Abia State
The event was commemorate the 2021 Christmas celebration and New Year thanksgiving during which the popular Gospel Artiste, Frank Edward doled out N100,000 to four women who attended the occasion.
Hon. Onyejocha while sharing her life testimony, disclosed that she was compelled to quit her studies at Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu State because she could not afford paltry sum of N375 tuition.
While thanking God for seeing her through various hurdles of life, Hon. Onyejocha underscored the need for her Constituents and Nigerians to rededicate themselves to God who offered the gift of salvation and hope through Jesus Christ.
“In this time, what I’m telling you is that heaven is real, God is real. I have tested God. What I care is what Jesus says about me and what I know about myself and I know my Redeemer liveth and I say there’s no way else to present the people of Isikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency apart from rededicating them to God. There is no way out apart from receiving Jesus as your Lord and personal saviour. The best thing to do is to rededicate our lives and praise God unconditionally.
“Of course, I left IMT, Enugu because I didn’t have N375 to continue there and so, I found myself at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Of course, I couldn’t pay school fees.
“So, once I could raise my hostel fees and have money to do 001 or 010, I am good. And it was after leaving school, Youth Service that I could go back to get my certificate and pay my school fees. And so, when I got married and God blessed us, I said I said to myself, we are going to have a scholarship scheme for indigent students because I know that some people could be passing through what I passed through.
“And so, we dedicated 28th of December since that particular year, about twenty something years ago even before I had my first child to praise God. I ventured into politics by accident by by divine grace. And so, I am here and we have continued to celebrate the day and sing praises to God.
“I am also waiting for promotion. I don’t know what promotion it is but I have said God, please, promote me in 2022. So, everyone that has come here, please, cling unto Christ. Hold God. There are things money cannot buy. Stop pursuing money as if money is your life. Stop pursuing things of the world as if it your life. Reconnect to God. Stay where you are. Money will come. Christ is the King of Kings. Christ is the owner of the whole universe. And the king’s heart is in the Hand of the Lord. He will turn it to whosoever He wants. That your poor today doesn’t mean you will be poor tomorrow.
“God will continue to supply all your needs according to his riches in glory. For those who have refused to let us go, we must jump and pass in Jesus name. I believe that with God all things are possible. The things we could not achieve in 2021, God will make us to achieve it in billion folds until we say we do not want any more. Thank you everyone for being there for me and I will still be there for you.”
In his brief message, Reverend Sunday Obioma Eze, Bishop of Ava East Diocese who eulogised Hon. Onyejeocha’s virtues, described her as a woman of God.
The Vicar who read from the book of Luke 2:10 observed that Christmas celebration which is conducted on yearly basis, signifies good news of great joy to mankind.
While acknowledging the prevailing socioeconomic and security challenges ravaging the country, Revd Eze urged the people not to fear because of the assurances given by the birth of Jesus Christ who is the Prince of Peace.
He observed that several people who ought to travel to celebrate with their families and loved ones could not as a result of myriad of challenges, raanging from COVID-19, Omicron Covid, killings of innocent citizens, among others.
He however maintained that despite the darkness which overshadowed the earth as enunciated in Genesis chapter 1, God created light, adding “darkness cannot comprehend the light of the world which is Jesus.”
To this end, he urged all the people to embrace the gifts of salvation and hope which Christ offers to mankind.