05 December 2020 by MATHEW AYOOLA
Coalition of Orphanages and Children’s Home in Nigeria, COCHIN, wants the Federal Government to consider including Orphanages in it’s ongoing MSMEs Survival Fund to cushion the effects of COVID 19 pandemic.
The President of COCHIN, Senator Eze Ajoku made the call during the annual end of the year programme for orphans in Abuja.
Senator Ajoku who expressed concern over the challenges being encountered by Orphanages across the Country due to the pandemic ravaging the global community said children in Orphanages should also be supported in their quest for a better tomorrow.
He also stressed the need for the establishment of a Department for Orphanages in the Ministry of Women Affairs that would cater for the needs and welfare of orphans in the Country.
According to him, the move would equally restore their hope in a better Nigeria.
The COCHIN President stated that the annual programme for the orphans was part of efforts of giving them a sense of belonging in the Country.
Senator Ajoku therefore appealed to well meaning Nigerians to always put smiles on the faces of orphans and the less privileged in the society.
In a remark, the Chairperson Organizing Committee of the programme, Mrs Evelyn Ajuya called for more programmes that would further secure the future of orphans in the Country.
Mrs Ajuya who is Proprietor of Christ Bethel Orphanages said the society would be a better place if adequate attention is paid to the well being of the needy in the society.
Some of the orphans Grace John, Faruk Abubakar and Tunde Akanji thanked COCHIN for organizing the event.
They expressed their hope in a greater Nigeria despite their circumstances.
The annual programme which was attended by Orphanages in the FCT featured talk show, fashion parade, dancing competition and award presentation to the President of COCHIN.