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Monday, 22 May 2017

"Paying a 20-year-old debt" Aide to Abia State Governor repays carpenter who was kind to him when he was a student at ABSU

Onyebuchi Ememanka, the special adviser on public communications to the governor of Abia state, Ikpeazu, decided to pay back a good deed done for him almost twenty years ago.

Onyebuchi went back to the neighborhood in Okigwe where he lived while schooling in Abia State University, to visit a carpenter who assisted him those years ago without asking for a reward.

In addition to giving the carpenter some money, he also promised to bear the cost of training one of the man's sons through university. He went on to sponsor a party, buying drinks and food for those resident in the neighborhood and also gifted cash to most of them.

He wrote:

"PAYING A 20 YEAR OLD DEBT

"Today, I decided to put a big smile on someone's face.
When the ABSU event was over and on my way back, I did a stop over at the place where I used to live as a student on Agiriga Street Okigwe.

"My mission was simple - to pay a surprise visit to my old neighbors, who are mostly local carpenters and petty traders.

"I moved into that area sometime in 1998 and lived there till 2001 when I graduated. My brother Chiemezie Nwakanma was living there then and helped me secure the room. We were next door neighbors Iyke Aaron and Chizuru Kanu later joined us there.  There is this particular carpenter who was so kind to me then. He would do my carpentry works free of charge and will lend me money whenever I was broke. I didn't pay back most of those monies. The Mbano man was just nice to me and treated me like his own son. The man has a penchant for speaking high sounding grammar and we named him the Professor of Carpentology, a title he cherishes so much... Heheheheheheheh.

"17 years after, I stormed the place today and it was a big party. I ensured that there were drinks of different kinds and food to go round. All the carpenters stopped work to welcome their old neighbor. The women were not left out. I told them stories of how that carpenter assisted me greatly and without seeking any pay back from me. I thanked all of them for the kindness and love they showed me then. They were all amazed that I could still remember all of that almost 20 years after.

"The carpenter had a set of male triplets while I lived there. They are all grown now and one them works with him in his shop. He said the boy is brilliant but he has no money to train him in school. He lost his wife a few years ago. There and then, I announced that I will send him to the university and bear the cost of his training. The man broke down in tears. I told him that his son should get a better life than he had. I am fully committed to keeping that promise. I shall help secure admission for him and see him through school. Who knows? He may be the channel through which God will liberate the family from the vicious cycle of poverty and deprivation.

"It was a great day today as we drank and relived old times. I ensured that each of them got some small cash in their pockets. Before I took my leave, they all asked me to kneel down while they said some prayers that touched my soul. I felt a deep sense of fulfilment today. Yes... Ururuaja never forgets!  It may take time but I always return."
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45 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Awwwww! How kind of him to repay a debt.

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green kelly said...

So touching

Umberto said...

this is a case of one good turn deserves another. the carpenter must have forgotten what he did for the man

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when he was a boy so many years ago, now that he has made it him he payed him back.

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How kind of him to repay a debt

Valentine Ezenwa said...

That is very good and thoughtful of u, u see y is good for one to be nice to ppl around u, how I wish 30% of those that have made it now will remember those that assisted them in the past, I belt u so many ppl will be liberated from their present condition. Echi di ime

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

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Cornelius Chukwu said...

It is good to be good.

Ayod said...

So stupid

Emy said...

Great ikenga, Omemanka! i feel u broh, oga diri gi nma. U are on the right path.

Anonymous said...

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God's baby said...

Awww! I am in tears cos am currently receiving a training from a philanthropist. And my prayers has always been "God pls help to reach out to less privileged too". It will honestly give me a special joy.

RareSpecie Z said...

Dope!!

God's baby said...

Always remember the good did. So help me God

Anonymous said...

Chai.... This is aweswome. It pays more when you know your root and the people with you then.
I celebrate this man for his kind heart to remember the carpenter.
It's your boy WILLY-PAPA.

hrm paul said...

Those were d good old days wen Nigerians helped each other with out thinking about it d spirit of love and unity was our watch word not now again evil has taken over

Sirmuel said...

So kind of u...God bless ur kind heart

OSINANL said...

NICE ONE!

ogbonna nwabueze said...

God will bless u for touching a life

ogbonna nwabueze said...

God will bless u for touching a life

Diya Dayo said...

Dats good of him

ike chijioke said...

Commendable

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

Anonymous said...

God bless him

ken christy said...

Good indeed

Anonymous said...

What goes a round comes a round.true, when u do good, u do for urself.

Anonymous said...

Sweet of you

daniel ubong said...

That was a very good one.

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Ade Olasengbe said...

so kind of him to have remembered

chris77 said...

Nice. very nice!

Pluv said...

That's nice of him

Pluv said...

That's nice of him

samuel Ezebuchi said...

Very touching! I lik that last statement... "Uruaja never forgets! It may take time but i always return".

Atanle Omobolaji John said...

Nice one...keep the good work.

Anonymous said...

OOh! this is so beautiful, so kind of you. If everybody could remember good gestures from people like this, then, this world will be a better place, Pls continue being good and God will not stop His good work in your life. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

God will repay your good deeds

Anonymous said...

I feel like crying joor

harun said...

That's how is suppose to be.

Vivian Reginalds said...

HEYAAA GOOD DEED SURE PAYS!
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Anonymous said...

Always very nice to remember good deeds. Some people don't.

Anonymous said...

Such a touching story, May God almighty reward u heavily,uv got a kind soul

Vera Biayeibo said...

God bless this noble gesture of yours.

Charles Onyebuchi said...

This is exactly what I want to do. There's ds elderly woman that assisted me in iweka Road onitsha while I was Hawking pure water in 2005. I can forget anything bt not that woman. She sells Roasted yam along that Road, each time she sees me she always give me Roasted yam and that wil be my food for the day. (Chai! Chineke. Thank u jesus)I travel round d world bt I always Remember that woman,i wish I can see her again.
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Anonymous said...

im so touched God bless u sir

Anonymous said...

Awww see me crying o

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