I got a message from someone I work with who wanted me to go on television for an interview. When I asked what the interview was about, he said it was about my involvement with the Delta State Relief Campaign for the flood victims.
I turned the invitation down because I knew there was no way I would do it, hoping he will not get offended by my action He asked why I did not want to do it as he had seen so many others doing things for the world to see their good works. I commended all the people who were doing wonderful things for my people but immediately made him understand that all I have been doing, have been from my heart.
There is no need for people to see me doing it because I know that God sees all, even when no one does.
When you do things for people from your heart and you don’t put it out there for the whole world to see, God blesses you immensely.
My foundation is involved in so many things but I do not see the need to turn it into a media event, especially if there is really no need.
In this case, I am not a goodwill ambassador for the flood issue, I am a Nigerian who wants to help her people. The pictures, documentaries, news reports and other things are more than enough to tell people how bad it is.
I have written about it and done letters and people have responded. Is there still a need for me to go on television?
He argued and said people are quick to write negative things about me and people are also eager to read them. So, the question was: “Why is it that when you now do something good you don’t want people to know?”
I told him that people do not need to see me taking pictures to prove that I helped before they know that there is a major issue on ground and they need to help.
What I am trying to say is that we as human beings do not need to let the whole world know that we gave someone some money or paid someone’s school fees. God sees our hearts and actions so He would reward accordingly. I am not one who wants to please the world and make them see me as a wonderful person. Instead, I will do what God has laid in my heart to do and how He has asked me to do it.
If you are reading this, do not hesitate to lend a helping hand to the flood victims in Delta State, Bayelsa, Lokoja and the other places that were affected.
For people in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, please call these numbers: 08120776757 or 08030818705.
You can also send relief items to 19, Karimu Kotun street, Victoria Island Lagos.
We do not accept cash donations. Please ask someone to use the cash to buy items that they need in the camps
Blankets, clothing, food, books, baby baths, plates, cups, spoons, shoes, pillows, mattresses, toys, etc.
Please remember to pray for Nigeria. We do not understand why we are having natural disasters at this point.
Most importantly, ask your young children to pray for the country because they are blameless and without sin. Our country needs cleansing from all the evil committed in it.