By Balarabe Oshiafi
Human rights activist an lawyer, Mr. Noble Garba Onoraye (NGO) Okhidemeh, has charged privileged individuals to extend kindness to orphanages in Nigeria and around the World, arguing that it is providential kindness and not necessarily merit that has brought them material comfort in the first place.
Speaking with ExpressDay at Itsoghena Orphanage in Jattu-Uzairue, Etsako-West Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State yesterday, the vocal lawyer urged people in positions of authority to always demonstrate humanism in their relationship with the down trodden.
“We need to eschew the winners-take-all attitude. Instead of throwing a party, I decided to come here and be with these kids. I feel obliged to put smiles on their faces. By the way, NYSC is my mate. I served in Kogi State”, Okhidemeh enthused.
The lawyer who is fondly referred to as NGO by his associates told this newspaper that the visit to the orphanage was in furtherance of the “kindness attitude” of his late father, Chief Halims Okhidemeh, who passed on last year.
“My dad was a political and community leader who inculcated in us the attitude of practicalising love. He was dutiful in doing this to his children and society while he was alive.
“I cannot but water the fond memories of Engineer Okhidemeh by furthering his legacies” the rights activist posited.
NGO, who wished his father was alive to witness his 50th birthday, gave out edibles and toiletries to Itsoghena Orphanage.
Before proceeding to the irphanage, NGO engaged in a buoyant hobnob with his associates in his office in Auchi, Edo State.