Ayodele Agboola Foundation Donates Food Items, Cash To Widows In Ila-Orangun
An international charity organization, SW Nigeria wing, Ayodele Agboola Foundation, has doled out food items and cash to widows in Ila-Orangun, Osun State.
Ayodele Agboola Foundation’s gesture is part of measures to help support vulnerable persons in the society.
The Foundation on Thursday distributed food items which include rice, beans, gari among others, and stipend to cater for their domestic needs.
Founder and Executive Director of the NGO, Mr Ayodele Agboola, while commenting on the May 2023 edition of the programme, said the humanitarian gesture aligns with the foundation’s vision of assisting vulnerable groups in order to alleviate their suffering.
“This social security scheme was floated 3 years ago to improve the well-being of widows, the physically challenged, the elderly, students from less privileged homes and other disadvantaged groups. Our goal is to lend a hand of support and rekindle the hope of this set of individuals, irrespective of their gender, religion, political affiliation, and ethnic group,” Agboola noted.
The US-based philanthropist further stated that the group is set to empower young widows by organizing periodic trainings on vocational skills and providing grants to enable them to start small-scale businesses to support their families.
Beneficiaries of the scheme have expressed gratitude to the group for showing concern for their plight.
Mrs. Rachel Ibikunle, who spoke to newsmen on behalf of other widows at the event, said: ”We thank Ayodele Agboola Foundation for this effort. This support has been a lifeline for many widows in the area. May God reward the donor with great blessings. We are sincerely grateful for this direly needed, timely, and consistent aid.”
Rev. Fadun of First Baptist church Ila-Orangun eulogize the Foundation their act of giving in line with the commandments of God.
He therefore prayed for the success of this Foundation in all front.
Similarly, the Chief Imam of Ila-Orangun who was represented at the event described Ayodele Agboola as a worthy son of the soil, with unwavering kindness to all and sundry.
The Head of caregiver Department of the Ayodele Agboola Foundation, Mr Kola Adeleke, told journalists that the subsequent exercise shall continue to wear a newer look, and this kind gesture shall waxed unabated. He thanks the beneficiaries for their decorum and orderliness.