Barr. Boniface Agada Apochi, a well-known bridge builder, philanthropist, and lover of his people, has donated the sum of N2.5m as a financial palliative to cushion the effect of COVID-19 lockdown on the indigenes of Owukpa across the states in Nigeria.

Apochi is the Managing Director/CEO of Nigeria’s premier financial technology company, Unified Payments (UP)

The philanthropist made this known in a statement made available to the traditional ruler of Owukpa,  HRH Chief Emmanuel Odeh Ad’Ogbadibo & Chairman, Ogbadibo Area Traditional Council.

Achievers Newspaper reports that those expected to benefit from the donation according to him include Owukpa sons and daughters who are residents in Lagos, Abuja, Makurdi, Otukpo, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Jos and Kano respectively.  

The statement reads below:

“N2.5 MILLION FINANCIAL PALLIATIVE FOR OWUKPA SONS AND DAUGHTERS

“Given the current economic challenges facing Nigeria and the entire world, I would like to provide a modest support of N5,000 (Five Thousand Naira) to 500 (Five Hundred) sons and daughters of Owukpa who may require financial assistance for feeding, making a total of N2.5 million.

*Number of Beneficiaries:*

“The total number of beneficiaries will be 500 drawn from the following towns/cities:

1    Lagos – 150
2. Abuja – 150
3. Makurdi – 50
4. Otukpo – 50
5. Port Harcourt – 25
6. Kaduna – 25
7. Jos – 25
8. Kano – 25

“The amount per beneficiary is N5,000.

“*Eligibility*

“i. A beneficiary need not be a member of ODA but must be a son or daughter of Owukpa resident in any of the towns indicated above.

  1. Where an individual is in employment, the salary should have been stopped or the person has other known challenges that make feeding difficult.

“ii. The beneficiary should be unable to feed himself or herself during this period.

  1. Only one (1) member of the same household, spouses, or siblings should benefit.
  2. Beneficiaries should be those in need and should NOT under any circumstance be based on factors such as clan, sub-branches, Itabono, Ehaje, etc.

“*Selection*

“The National Leadership of ODA should work with the leadership of ODA in the towns/cities listed above to select the beneficiaries.

“*Beneficiary Details:*

“A typewritten list of beneficiaries in each town/city should be provided to me through ODA National Leadership with the following details:

  1. Name of beneficiary
    ii. Phone Number
    iii. Account Number & Bank. Where a beneficiary has no bank account, the names and account details of a caregiver should be provided along with the details of the beneficiary. The list should be typewritten.

“I await the typewritten list for each town/city to enable me effect payment to the beneficiaries and it is my hope that the selection will follow the above criteria.

“I thank you your highness and my leaders, for your service to God and our community. “I pray that God Almighty will protect us and heal our land.

“*Agada Boniface Apochi*.

 

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