Chidi Ibeh led THE Ohanaeze Ndigbo faction on Tuesday; it's set to introduce scholarship programs for orphans who're indigent students to cushion the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, it plans to give out 7,000 face masks and other palliatives in the seven Igbo-speaking states.
Ibeh, who announce these in a statement issued in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital; well known that the faction would also offset 700 students writing the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) the National Examinations Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate examinations in the seven states.
He noted that they certainly were partnering with a philanthropic organization to reach the group's programs.
Based on him, there would be a distribution of face masks and other palliatives in significant markets and public schools to protect kids and teachers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ibeh added that the distribution would start from February 1. He guaranteed the people that the newOhanaeze must meet up with the challenges of Ndigbo headlong and reinstate the confidence of the Igbo people in Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Ibeh stressed that his members are conscious that Igbo are losing faith in Ohanaeze Ndigbo predicted on its elitist nature.
The statement said: “Serious measures will be put in place for the bring around of Igbos faith in Ohanaeze Ndigbo, lots of indigenous Igbo people in Akwa Ibom, Edo, Benue, and Kogi |will undoubtedly be identified and given the required support.”