Stop Throwing Away Infants: Home’s Administrator Urges Jalingo Residents

By Ikenga Chronicles September 27, 2019

–Callistus Agwaza, Jalingo

Mr Simon Daniel, Administrator, United Methodist Church in Nigeria (UMCN)’s Orphanage Centre in Jalingo has appealed to residents to stop keeping infants in hidden places.

Daniel made the call on Friday in an interview with our correspondent in Jalingo.

He said that the undeserable children equally needed to be taken care of, advised that parents should keep them where the centre could pick them up.

According to him, our mission is to to save the lives of such children.

“We are appealing to residents to desist from keeping infants in hidden places.

“They should keep them in open places where we can see and pick them up,’ Daniel said.

He said that the centre had 175 children of various ages and in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.

The coordinator said that 94 out of the total number were ophans, adding that three of the ophans were studying in African University Zimbabwe and 21 were in the secondary school.

He said that 12 non ophans from the home were in various universities in Nigeria Daniel commended Gov. Darius Ishaku and his wife Anna Ishaku for their concern and supports to the Orphans.

He said that the first family in the state has donated food items worth millions of Naira and a 200KV Power Transformer for adequate electricity supply within the orphanage home.

Benjamin also appreciated other donors such Bishop of the Catholic Dioceses in Jalingo, inter faith based organizations, various denominations, Igbo community, media houses among many others for their support.
While congratulating Gov. Ishaku on his recent victory at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, Daniel called on well-meaning Nigerians and other donor agencies to support the orphanage.

Our correspondent reports that the orphanage centre was established in 1990 in Jalingo.

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