By Bukar Bolori
The wife of Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Liang Huili, has called for an action on the health and wellbeing orphans across Nigeria and world over.
Huili made the call during her visit to an orphanage home, Victorine Home for Children on Thursday in Abuja.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Warm Children’s Hearts, a China-Africa joint action’, the Ambassador’s wife said that China is ready to work with Africa, including Nigeria to help improve the well-being of orphans and build a stronger China-Africa relationship.
She said: “On behalf Chinese government, I want to donate love packages to the beloved children, as a symbol of our efforts to keep the fire of love burning.
“I hope this could convey warmth and care to the children and help them grow up healthily and live a happy life.
“China is ready to work with our Nigerian friends to encourage all parties to take actions to improve the health and well-beings of African orphans and contribute more to build the China-Africa community with a shared future.
“We hope that children can get more help and they can grow and secure the future of the country. We took time to select what the children need for their studies because it can change the fate of the children. They need more love and we hope for a bright future. China and Nigeria have a lot of collaboration and we hope to continue with our friendship.”
The Matron of the Orphanage Home, Jovita Nzeduru, expressed gratitude to the Chinese Embassy, adding that it takes a lot for the Orphanage home to keep catering for the needs of the children.
Nzeduru said “We thank the Chinese Embassy for this.
“There are 25 children in his Home. We have been catering for the well-being of the children.
“However, the funds has been major challenge because we send them to school. We feed and clothe them as well.”