By Patrick Ochei
One of the finest Police officers in Delta State Police Command and Commander of the Eagle Net Special Squad in the State, SP Amb. Dr. Usman Dimka, today, Monday 13th February, 2023, turned the State Capital Asaba into a Mecca of sort, distributing food and drinks to Nigerian students struggling to do their JAMB registration at the Delta State E-Library complex, along Maryam Babangida Way.
This humanitarian reachout was staged by an NGO under the aegis of PZAFAAMA Helping Hands Foundation, which has Dimka’s wife, Princess (Mrs) Hauwa P. Usman Dimka as the Chief Executive Officer.
It was a huge one as over 500 students were planned for, with packs of enriched food, water and beverages distributed to them at the complex which is within the Asaba metropolis.
The Foundation in carrying out this humanitarian reach-out to the students who had come from various parts of the State for their JAMB registration at the Delta State E-Library complex; spurred the students who were moved by such act of benevolence, thereby resorting to praying for the Foundation to be replenished for such gestures and to succeed in all its endeavours.
Speaking to newsmen who accosted him to speak on the motivation behind such kindness, the Police officer extraordinaire, said he feels happy doing good to people and alleviating their sufferings.
According to him, “This NGO, PZAFAAMA Helping Hands Foundation is actually run by my wife as the CEO. Mine is to support her efforts in contributing meaningfully to humanity.
“Of course, my passion is giving a helping hand to people who are vulnerable either by birth circumstances or by misfortunes of life. It makes me happy seeing people happy. It was not a difficult thing supporting my wife, because what she is doing is what I am divinely inspired and endowed to do.
“So far, I have adopted 12 less privileged children whose school fees, feeding and medical needs I take care of every year until they will finish their university education and stand on their own. Just last year during my birthday, I celebrated it with the children at the City of David Orphanage and the Mother of Divine Grace Orphanage. That in itself was a show of my love for children in need of unrestrained love.
“Helping people is a normal routine for me; it is where I find my peace. If those who are privileged in the society could emulate the kindness of others, there won’t be so much people that are suffering in Nigeria.
“Showing love and helping those in need helps to reduce crime through positive empowerment that can only get them productively engaged. Personally, it is my everyday desire to see a loving, peaceful and prosperous society where everybody will live happily, irrespective of their statuses.
“I was moved by the dexterity of these students to get registered, even when they had been around since morning with no food to eat or water to drink. It touched me when I first saw them gathered in huge number just to get registered. I tell you, whatever you do for these ones today, they will remember tomorrow. And such act of kindness may even spur them to want to give back to society in future”, Dimka averred.
Speaking further, he condoled with the Nigerian Police Force, the Armed Forces and other paramilitary agencies that are losing their officers and men to terrorism and banditry.
He specifically prayed for the repose of the soul of his boss and mentor, late AIG Lawal Jimeta (AIG Zone 5, Benin), whose sudden death occurred after a brief illness; and of course, the souls of his three colleagues who were attached to the convoy of Governor Okowa that recently died in active service while escorting the Governor on campaign to Abia State.