July 15, 2024

Yuletide: NGO distributes gift items, cash in Lagos

0
Yuletide: NGO distributes gift items, cash in Lagos

Babajide Williams

A Non-Government Organisation (NGO), BeBe Foundation, has distributed gift items and cash to vulnerable persons in Lagos State in the spirit of the Yuletide.

It was learnt that beneficiaries were mostly people living with disabilities, widows, and those just released from prisons.

Items shared include shoes, clothes, cream and seasonal packs with wheat and rice, while N5000 cash was also given to each beneficiary.

Rev. Dr Stephen Oyinlola, Chairman of the group, said that the idea was to put smiles on some faces, especially those who could not afford three meals in a day, promising to be consistent with it.

“The issue here is that wherever you are, try to make people happy, let somebody be happy through you, that is the message we are passing out today.

“Most of the beneficiaries are visually impaired, they cannot work or even afford meals three times a day,” he said.

Also speaking, Dr Onyekachi Ubani, a donor and legal practitioner, commended the group for making the vulnerable members of society smile, especially at Yuletide.

According to him, giving should be a habit; society should imbibe it in the fulfilment of the mandate of God and humanity.

“There is joy in giving, especially this period, God commands us to look towards the less privileged and members of the society to ensure they are not neglected,” Ubani said.

Also speaking, Mofe Oyatogun, the convener of the programme, appreciated everyone that contributed to the successful outing especially the Chief Executive officer of Mitv, Alhaji Muri Gbadeyanka and all members of Star FM.

Yuletide: NGO distributes gift items, cash in Lagos

Oyatogun said the idea was to bring back the African culture of community where an individual problem becomes everybody’s problem.

She urged beneficiaries to always believe that they were not left alone in spite of the tough times and appealed to them to do possible to avoid being depressed.

Mr Solomon Feyisetan, one of the beneficiaries, urged others not to sell the items given to them and commended the convener for the initiative.

He said that the beneficiaries should not lose hope, as they were not neglected in the society

Also, Mrs Funmi Thompson thanked all members of the NGO especially Mrs Oyatogun for her encouragement.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *