More often Christians wrongly believe that the only ways to be Christ like are through prayer and charity. These virtues are good but not sufficient. What many don’t know is that developing an attitude of gratitude might have a bigger impact than we will ever imagine. Gratitude or gratefulness is a wonderful feeling; it expresses deep and reciprocal appreciation for kindness received. Its real impact is elevated through expression.
So it was today, Saturday, November 30, 2019 when six sons and daughters of Idemili came calling at my Constituency Office at Ogidi to show gratitude to God for using me as a pencil to re-write their story of joblessness. The six of them just got their first jobs in some Federal institutions since graduation courtesy of me.
They are Mrs. Agatha Ebele Ahizi, a 2002 graduate of Chemical Engineering; Mrs. Obiageli Ikedionwu, 1998 graduate of Electrical/Electronics engineering; Mrs. Obiekwe Ifeyinwa Dorothy, 1998 graduate of Chemical Engineering, Mr. Arinze Daniel Ekpechi, 2018 graduate of Mechanical Engineering; Mr. Egbu Valentine Okwuchukwu, 2004 graduate of Chemical Engineering and Ms. Lynda Onyinyechi Mbelede, 2015 graduate of Dental Technology.
Speaking on behalf of the six, Mrs. Obiageli Ikedionwu from Obosi said she has been shedding tears of joy for getting a job, 21-years after graduating from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. “My heart is filled with joy. I pray that God will continue to bless, guide and protect Hon. Ibezi and his family. Whatever he wants, before he even asks for it, God will give it to him. I have been shedding tears of joy ever since”.
While congratulating them, I urged them to be good ambassadors of Idemili in the federal institutions they have been given appointments.
The appointments are the dividends of my momentous and eventful five months of quality representation at the 9th National Assembly. I am hopeful that in the days and weeks to come, more of such dividends will trickle in.