IT WAS an atmosphere of happiness and excitement at Elohim petrol station, Nkpor, as not lesser than 100 tricyclists, popularly known as commercial Keke drivers cued to fill the fuel tanks of their tricycles in oder to benefit from the free premium motor spirit(PMS) paid for and donated by Omega Grace Ministry International (OGMI).
Speaking to newsmen who visited the ministry’s headquarters at Nkpor, Idemili North LGA to know the purpose of such magnanimity to the commercial tricycle drivers who were not members of the church, the Senior Pastor OGMI, Apostle Peter Igwe said he was simply fulfilling his vow to God which includes putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged.
According to him, “my assignment from God is to reach out to the poor, help the oppressed. God gave me a mandate to endeavor to put smile on people’s faces anytime any day no matter the economic situation of the country.
“During my prayers on the mountain, I promised God that I will always divide any financial proceed He blesses me with into three to give one to the indigents both within and mostly outside OGMI. Every month or quarterly, I do look for a category of people to bless with the money. Beneficiaries include the children at orphanages, prison inmates, street beggars, homes of the disabled, widows, etc. This month happened to be the turn of Keke NAPEP drivers”, said Apostle Igwe.
An evangelist with OGMI, Ifeoma Emmanuel states:” Our senior pastor is compassionate towards the less privileged. He gives scholarships to orphans in the church, distributes materials and foodstuff to widows. Last month, he shared food to street beggars. We have also visited Ozubulu home of the disabled. During the COVID-19 induced lockdown, he distributed bags of rice, oil, noodles, etc, to people around this community. He is a father among fathers who care for the poor.
Speaking on behalf of the commercial tricyclists, the Chairman, Idemili North Keke Drivers Union, Comrade Arinze Idemili lauded the philanthropy of the cleric, urging other clergymen to emulate his kind gesture towards people that he would not benefit directly from.
Idemili prayed that God would prosper and replenish the purse of the giver.