Yuletide: NGO donates food to less- privileged in Kogi

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A non-governmental organization, Waves of Success Foundation, has donated food items to the palace of Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in Okene, Kogi state for onward distribution to the less-privileged.

The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, while receiving the items,  called on individuals and  corporate organisations to always extend hands of fellowship to the less-privileged in order to compliment government’s effort to alleviate poverty and make the society a place worth living.

Admonishing individuals and corporation organisations in Kogi state and the country at large to emulate the gesture of Wave of Success Foundation, the monarch said rendering assistance to the less privileged in the society reduces the adverse effect of  poverty in the society that often time gave birth to all forms of criminality.

The monarch, who was represented by the secretary of the palace, Alhaji  Yunusa Sule, said: “It is my fervent advise and appeal to numerous well to do individuals and corporate organisations to remember the poor in the society because what this nongovernmental organization have done today will go a long way in alleviating the suffering and the poverty that exist among the less privileged in this community.”

“I am also using this medium to admonish our Christians brothers and sisters to maintain peace and unity as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.”

Earlier, the executive director of the foundation,  Mr John Ochaja, said the activities of the  NGO was borne out of human necessity, adding that  its aim was to help  the underprivileged and struggling people achieve their dreams and aspirations in Life.

Ochaja added that in their own little way, they were able to reach out to the less privileged in Internally Displace Person’s (IDP) camps in Maiduguri and Abuja as well as putting smile on the faces of the poor in Kogi state and its environs.

“We go out periodically during festive period to render help to the less privileged who does not have any hope of celebrating the festival.

“In Okene today, we are able to donate 21 cartons of vegetable oil and 250 bags of rice packed in 5kg to be distributed to the poor in the community and we are resolute not to relent in our effort to do more for the people,” he said.

Also speaking, a volunteer of the foundation, Mr Paul Adubazi said in the last three years, the NGO has been rendering assistance to the needy in the society, adding that here is no retreat, no surrender, in their effort to alleviate poverty in Kogi state.

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