‘It will help in no small measure in ameliorating the excruciating sufferings of flood victims’
National Executive Council and Board of Trustees, (BOT), Christian Association of Clergies (CAC) has lamented the pathetic and excruciating sufferings Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, are presently going through occasioned by the devastating flood.
The association of all clergies agitating and championing the interest and social welfare of clergies, members of laity and citizenry, hinted that with the current condition of the flood victims, it is now that real men of God would be known, through the assistance rendered to the needy.
National President, Archbishop Yiman Orkwar, and National coordinator, His lordship, Justice Ikpeama, in a statement decried the unbearable, pathetic, inhuman, pitiable and excruciating sufferings of victims due to lack of basic necessities of life.
The statement reads, “It is very unfortunate and regrettable that most of the IDP camps lack security, electricity, water, foams, pillows, toilets, bathrooms, soaps, tissues, foods, cloths and other basic necessities of life. It is no longer news that they lost their houses, money, properties, farmlands, crops, source of livelihood and all they have acquired in life.
“It is of great relevance for us to share in agony, pains, sufferings, predicaments and problems of the displaced persons. Governments, political class, corporate organisations and affluent individuals, should spare no efforts to contribute immensely, towards ameliorating the pathetic plights of the victims and their families.”
“We are seeking, soliciting and advocating for collective and collaborative relentless efforts, to bring succour, hope, joy and comfort to the displaced persons, their families and loved ones.
“In tandem with teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and wise postulation of Rev. Martin Luther king Jr. that “any spiritual emancipation without socio-economic, political, as ND cultural emancipation, is poor spirituality,” they lamented.
In order to put smiles on the faces of the displaced persons, the duo called on church leaders to raise funds in their various churches, to aid the victims, adding that there is always unprecedented blessings, goodwill in giving and sharing.
“In line with our patriotic, selfless and humanitarian disposition, we have established Special Trust Fund for rehabilitating displaced persons in various IDP camps in the country.
“We equally appeal to affluent Nigerians to donate generously to the Fund. It will help in no small measure in ameliorating the excruciating sufferings of flood victims.
“May God accept the souls of more than 500 persons that lost their lives, when their houses and farmlands were submerged by flood and for God to give fortitude and grace to the bereaved to bear and endure the irreparable and irreplaceable loss”, they prayed.