Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Director General, Rivers State Tourism Development Agency, Dr. Sam Dede has called on the privilege individuals and group in Nigeria to assist in the education of the less privilege, especially the orphans whom he described as special children.
He said if the orphans are educated, the pains from their unfortunate condition will be reduced to a mere testimony, adding that investing in the education of the orphans can never be described as a wasted venture.
Dede, an award winning actor and lecturer made this plea when he received the Susan Brown’s Orphanage home at his office in Port Harcourt.
He said as the Director General of RSTDA the agency is interested in the education of the orphans and would continue to assist in their little ways especially by calling privilege individual on the need to give equal right to those living in disability and orphans in the society.
He noted that the agency under his leadership created a platform on Rivers carnival fondly called CARNIRIV to ensure that the orphanage homes in Rivers State are part of the celebration.
“We want to call on well meaning Nigerians including various level of government in our society to consider the education of the orphans. These children have right to education like every other child in this country. One thing is certain; no amount of investment on the education of these innocent children will be a waste.
“I am pleading on their behalf to join hand together to see what we can do to be humanist as far as their education is concern. Despite their unfortunate condition they have equal right to be educated and it is the responsibility of all to aid their education.”
One of the children from Susan Brown’s Orphanage home, Miss favour Orlu said she is fulfill and excited with the encouragement of the RSTDA especially for their special interest on their education.
She said: “I feel happy and excited with the way RSTDA has shown concern on our plight, last year we were giving the opportunity to participate at the carnival. We are delighted to hear that the agency is making case for us to attract support from people over our education”