By Uangbaoje Alex, Kaduna
Over 170 destitute in Kaduna at the weekend, had the opportunity to eat delicious meals provided by Prophet Chidi Nete.
Chidi Nete, is the Senior Prophet of the Immortality International Gospel Centre, Kaduna and a philanthropist and founder of Immortality Givers Foundation Worldwide.
The destitute included those that had suffered leprosy, the lame, the blind and street beggars known as Almajiris, amongst others, who are mostly homeless are mostly found on Hadejia Road, beside Kano Road Central Mosque in Kaduna City.
Chidi, who is popularly known as Prophetic Nete, according to one of the leaders of destitute groups, Hassan Lawal, popularly addressed as Sarki (King) is one man who always remembers them in the most critical times.
He said as destitute, their only means of livelihood is begging from passers-by for survival, saying the prophet doesn’t wait for them to ask him before reaching out to them.
He therefore, prayed that God multiply him for his kind gesture towards the poor and needy in the society.
Lawal, urged the prophet not to relent in his good deeds because God is watching him and will richly reward him for all he is doing, calling on all well meaning people to imitate him by providing for the less privileged.
Prophet Nete said he always feeds the poor because he believes anytime one feeds the less privileged according to the Bible, he is giving to God directly.
He noted that the money you spend on the less privileged is what you are giving to God directly and that he decided to pick it up as a man of God.
“As a clergy man, I have been doing this for years now, since 2008 and this is 2022, about 14 years now, making sure that these kind people in the society are having fresh air through some of us that are privileged a little.
“It is just some charity work that God pushed on my mind some years back when I was praying and the Lord said go and take up the less privileged and make them your children, take care of them, take responsibility, and since then it has been like that.
“So since then, whenever we have anything, we make sure that these people have smiles on their faces because looking at those here, some of them don’t have legs, they don’t have eyes, some of them cannot even fend for themselves.
“And looking at the current situation in Nigeria, they are just stagnant and they really need people that can put smiles on their faces. Some of these people you are seeing here today, if you put smiles on their faces, invariably you are doing that to please God,” he said.
According to him, “the best time that makes me happy is when I find myself between these less privileged people, that cannot fend for themselves because I was once like them, hopeless but God gave me hope and I took it upon myself today to make sure that these people are happy.”
He explained that, “this is what we have been doing irrespective of our religion, irrespective of our differences. I am an Igbo man, a Christian, these people are from the North and Muslims but I find it joyful anytime I am feeding them because we are all human beings before God.
“Before God there is no religion. We are all human beings and doing the right thing is the only thing that would make you see God. I am happy whenever I see them happy and smiling with the little token I give them, and they are saying Oga mun gode (thank you sir). I am happy that God is using somebody like me to even feed over 170 people at once.
“It is a privilege, I count it a privilege and opportunity giving to the poor what God has given to me and we will not stop doing this, we will keep doing it until Christ comes.”