MAURICE OKAFOR reports that a Nigerian born China based actor and model, Mr. James Ifeanyi Ogbobe, has called on wealthy and privileged Nigerians to shower love on the less privileged especially children in the country.
Speaking when he hosted about 250 kids in his country home in Alor-Uno, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Ogbobe lamented that a lot of wealthy and privileged Nigerians are indifferent to the plight of less privileged children in the country.
The actor and model who also visited the National Council for Women Society (NCWS) Motherless Babies Home in Onuiyi, Nsukka, said the prayer of children which helped him to secure Chinese visa for his trip in 2009 motivated his interest in helping them.
He said before he travelled to China, he had challenges getting visa, but one day he went to a Motherless Babies Home in Lagos and asked them to pray for him so that he can to get Chinese visa, which they did.
Ogbobe said after that incident, he was issued with Chinese visa, which enabled him to travel, saying that he realized that helping children especially the less privileged was more potent than going to herbalists who will prepare charm for you to get money at the expense of your life span.
“…visit the physically and mentally challenged homes, old people’s homes, Motherless Babies homes with whatever you have. What they need is love and we can give them love” said the actor.
Ogbobe presented bags of indomie noodles, tissues papers, pampers, semovita, to the children.
The matron of the home, Uche Ugwuanyi, thanked Ogbobe for remembering to put smiles on their faces, praying that God will replenish him.