Agene AKHERE, Benin
Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has distributed relief materials worth over N10 million to internally displaced persons in Yola and Maiduguri, Adamawa and Bornu States.
Several thousands of internally displayed persons (IDPs), particularly the Boko Haram victims benefited from the PFN relief materials which were distributed between November 20 and November 21, 2014.
The relief materials included mainly food items and clothing materials.
The relief materials distribution teams were headed by prominent leaders of the PFN; Apostle Emmanuel Kure, Evangelist Matthew Owojaiye and Bishop Ransom Stephen, amongst others.
Interestingly, the PFN Philanthropic gesture was enjoyed by displaced people irrespective of their religious affiliations. This was in accordance with the directive of the PFN national president, Dr. Felix Omobude.
A press statement endorsed by the media officer to the national president of PFN, Deacon Ralph Okhiria and made available to WESTERN POST stated that the Permanent Secretary of NEMA, who is in charge of IDPs, witnessed the massive distribution of relief materials to the Boko Haram displaced persons.
The NEMA Permanent Secretary, who lauded the fellowship for the kind gesture, appealed to well-meaning individuals and organizations to emulate the example of the PFN by reaching out to the internally displaced persons with relief materials.
Some beneficiaries of the PFN kind gesture described the massive relief materials distribution as ‘historic’, even as they commended the PFN members for showing them human kindness in their moment of need.
They however appealed to their benefactors not to let their Godly gesture be a once and for all affair.
Meanwhile, the national president of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Dr. Felix Omobude has thanked all those who have contributed and made donations to the PFN welfare purse and further called on all and sundry to always show kindness to the needy in the society.
Dr. Omobude stated that the recent demonstration of love to the internally displaced people in Adamawa and Borno States was just the beginning of such Godly gesture, noting that efforts were being made to also send relief materials to the Boko Haram victims in Yobe.
He disclosed that the PFN had earlier in the year sent N7 million as aid to the Boko Haram victims in Adamawa, Bornu and Yobe States.
He however called on well-meaning individuals and organizations particularly the Christians to make financial contributions to the welfare purse of the PFN to enable the fellowship reach more of those in need in the society with relief materials.
Such financial contribution should be paid into: Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, UBA Account No. 1000751213.