By Stephen Adeleye
An NGO, Doyin and Suzan Foundation, has donated foodstuffs and clothing materials to no fewer than 350 widows and Persons with Disability (PWDs) in some rural communities in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi.
The foundation also engaged the women in a dancing competition where three widows who emerged as winners received additional special gifts.
The items distributed include rice, noodles, semovita, pastas, maggi, seasoning, tomatoes paste, salt, soaps & detergents, wrappers, flip-flops, among others.
The founder of the organisation, Chief Mrs Adedoyin Ibikunle-Eshanumi, who inaugurated the distribution in Isanlu on Friday, said the initiative was borne out of her passion for the vulnerable group in the society.
According to her, the gesture is part of her organisation’s humanitarian vision to help the indigents and the vulnerable people in order to alleviate their suffering especially this festive period.
“In September, we fed more than 250 widows, empowered 300 in October, and we thank God that we are able to reach out to more than 350 vulnerable women during this yuletide season.
“We promise to reach out to more beneficiaries in the years ahead by God’s grace,’’ Ibikunle-Eshanumi said.
The philanthropist and a former APC Senatorial Aspirant, Kogi West, said she had also on several occasions, facilitated employments in Federal Parastatals for many youths in the district.
She also said that she had on December 13, secured employment for two youths in the district.
Ibikunle-Eshanumi noted that the gesture was part of her commitment to reduce unemployment by using her influence and available resources to alleviate the suffering of her people.
She restated her commitment to continue to deliver on her promises especially to help the youths of the zone secure jobs and put food on their tables.
The philanthropist added that she had aawarded several scholarships to hundreds of indigent students in the area.
She commended the efforts of the federal and state governments in alleviating the suffering of the people, especially the vulnerable in the society, noting that government could not do it alone.
Ibikunle-Eshanumi urged corporate organisations and well-spirited individuals to partner with the foundation in reaching out to more vulnerable people in the society.
Three of the beneficiaries, Mrs Funke Adebayo, Mrs Modupe Ayodele, and Mrs Toyin Matthew, all thanked the foundation for alleviating their sufferings by feeding them and their children during the festive period and always.
They prayed God to continue to bless and grant all her requests. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Yakubu Uba and Isaac Ukpoju