Over 500 less privileged families in Lagos benefited from the food, clothes and toiletries provided and distributed by the House of Rammah Foundation to eradicate hunger during and after yuletide season in order to mark it’s 7th anniversary.
At the event, several food items, clothes and toiletries were donated to beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries included widows, orphans less-privileged, elderly and the needy.
However, Adisa encouraged other Non-Governmental Organizations and philanthropists to emulate her by reaching out to Lagosians and the less privileged.
She said: “I expect other NGOs to take it as a point of duty to cater for our people.
Though the government of Lagos State is trying its best to empower its people, but ideally the task should be a shared responsibility with individuals who are well endowed in the state.
“Philanthropists and well-meaning Nigerians should look into the needs of the less privileged to see roles they can play to empower them.”
Speaking about the donation, the founder and Chief Executive Officer, of the foundation,Risikat Adisa
said the donation was to support the less privileged,due to the economic crunch occasion by Covid-19 pandemic that has affected the income earning power of most people.
“The donations made to the vulnerable citizens, included cash,in order to ease the challenge faced by this person
“We are happy and impressed with the excellent performance of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his team since the beginning of his administration, especially with the outbreak of this pandemic that locked Nigerians at home for weeks.
The efforts of the government have assured us that the war against the pandemic shall be fruitful in no distant future.
“We believe that the private sector is an integral part of this war, and we hope our little donation will assist the government in cushioning the harsh economic challenges faced by the populace as a fallout of the pandemic.
“The convener,Adisa recounted some of the achievement recorded by the foundation in the last seven years of its existence:
“We have registered over 30 education challenged children from different part of Nigeria. With termly provision of their school needs.
Also, we have provided school uniform bag and sandals for over 3000 children across the south west state.
However,empowered 12 young person, with vocational skills ranging from fashion designing,hair making and shoe making.
Moreso, the widows and elderly equally bbenefited from our annual widow empowerment.
“The foundation as well took;.kick against drug abuse campaign across some primary school in Ogun and Lagos State.
On her part, the MD/CEO Foodies and Spice Mrs Gina Ojo doles out cash to widows, elderly,orphans,less privileged stating that the empowerment gestures was to alleviate the people suffering through cash gift to indigent persons in Lagos.
Ojo added that she decided to make large donations to support the foundation humanitarian works that is serving the need of widows, orphans, elderly and children who are in need in Nigeria, adding that they were out to give a new lease of life to them elderly, widows and children of all ages through empowerment programmes like skill and vocational training.
She stated that she had supported the foundation,since inception and have donated to every programme they embarked on,whether the provision of books, school uniforms, mentoring, workshops and motivational/inspirational seminars and sensitization programme.
Ojo urged the beneficiaries to put into good use the cash,so that the purpose for which it was given could be achieved.