A’Ibom Economic Development & Ibom Deep SeaPort Commissioner Celebrates 54th Birthday with Motherless Babies, Others
…offsets Medical Bills for Nursing Mothers at St Luke’s Hospital
In line with his tradition of marking his birthday with the less privileged, Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Sea Port, Mr Akan Okon, on Tuesday, visited the Mother Charles Walker Orphanage Home, Anua, to mark his 54th birthday anniversary.
Mr Okon who was accompanied to the orphanage home by his Wife, Queen, immediate past Special Assistant to the Governor on Social Reorientation, Mr Ekpeno Gold, Members of Akwa Ibom Female Youths, amongst others, also visited St. Luke’s Hospital, Anua, Uyo, where he cleared medical bills for nursing mothers and other patients.
While thanking God for His grace upon his life, the Commissioner, at the orphanage home, admonished the children to be obedient, God-fearing and hardworking, assuring that God will never let them down, despite the prevailing circumstances around them.
“Your being here is not by mistake. I urge you to be obedient and God-fearing and I pray that God will help you to fulfil your dreams in life”, he said.
He further appreciated caregivers at the Home for their decision to serve humanity and prayed God to reward them.
Responding, the founding Sister of the Home, Rev. Matilda Inyang, thanked Mr Akan Okon for the gesture and prayed God to continually uplift him.
At St. Luke’s Hospital, Anua, Uyo, he said it was his tradition to celebrate with Independent Day babies, adding success is measured by how many lives one has touched.
“Success is measured by how many lives you’ve touched. This is what I do every First October. We’re here to celebrate all the children who are born today and to also settle hospital bills for those who have put to birth but can’t pay their bills. It’s a tradition. What is life, if you’re comfortable and there are people who can’t even eat?”, he noted.
Responding, the Officer in charge of the Labour Ward, Dr Emmanuel Okon and his colleague at the Post-Natal Ward, Dr Uyaiabasi Eshiet, all lauded the Commissioner for always connecting with the less privileged and prayed God to bless him.
They urged other well privileged people in the society to take a cue from the Commissioner, stressing that many lives have been saved at the hospital, through his gesture.
Birthday songs and prayers were offered by the children at the Orphanage, for God’s ceaseless blessings on the Commissioner and his family.
By Uwakmfon Dan