The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Akwa Ibom command, has donated food items and other confectionery to children of Divine Orphanage Home in Uyo.
Speaking during the donation Tuesday, the state commandant of NSCDC, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, said the donation was part of the activities marking the Civil Defence World Day celebration.
Fadeyi, who assumed duty in the state a forth night ago, said the donation was to let the children feel the sense of belonging to the Nigerian society.
Our correspondent reports that items donated included; bags of rice, dozens of tissue papers, gallon of vegetable oil, carton of noodles and juice, cartons of milk, among others.
“We are coming to donate a token and also make you feel the sense of belonging.
“We are out to defend the defenseless and this is one of the cases, let everyone feel the sense of love.
“As long as you are not into criminality, and you are going about your normal business, we are there for you,” Fadeyi said.
The state commandant reiterated that the primary responsibility of the NSCDC was for the defense of the defenseless, which the children were part of.
In her response, the state coordinator of Divine Home, Mrs Ime Inyang-eyen, while receiving the items, expressed appreciation to the NSCDC command for the kind gesture shown to the children.
Inyang-eyen commended the state commandant for visiting the home, just as he arrived the state not too long.
“It is very encouraging to know that men in uniform are also human beings, and have a heart to show love and care to the vulnerable ones. So, for me, I am very excited to witness this.
“I appreciate the new commandant that has come to chart a new course, because this is different from what we use to think about men in uniform,” she said.