The coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world has seen several businesses and organisations in Nigeria extending a hand of fellowship to both states and the federal governments.
There are also Charity foundations that have been committed to helping the less privileged even before the pandemic. One of them is Olu Kosoko Foundation, which caters for the people at the grassroots.
On Wednesday, May 20, to mark the birthday of its founder, Aremo of Iworo Kingdom, Badagry, Lagos, Prince Olu Kosoko, the NGO reached out to the less privileged and Muslims observing Ramadan with Cash gifts to 100 families and over 300 meal packages which were shared in Iworo, Badagry.
Earlier, On April 28, 2020, the foundation had also doled out cash to help improve the lives of Badagry people who were forced to stay indoors due to the pandemic. Widows, the aged, vulnerable and youths benefited from this.
Although the chairman couldn’t make it to Nigeria from United Kingdom due to the shutdown of international flights, his heart remains with the people of Badagry.
Stressing the need to still continue to follow the health directives of the government such as social distancing, washing of hands often and wearing face masks in public places, Kosoko said the best way to celebrate life was to give back to life.
He stated, ”Africa will be greatly affected by this economic harshness and recession but I believe the best way to celebrate life is to give back to life. The grassroot communities are naturally expose to those difficult times and OK Foundation is motivated by the community spirit and love that exists within them.
” I want to be grateful for lives and give support to people in these challenging times. OK Foundation needs to continually invest into the minds of people and Badagry. We want to serve as a vital enabler and driver for economic prosperity, human capacity building and technological engagements.”
While appreciating the effort of Governor Babatunde Sanwo-Olu in Lagos generally, he insisted that there were still more to do to sustain the economic fabric of an ordinary Nigerian through diversification of GDP goods as Badagry was known for tourism and agricultural richness.
He added, ”The government needs to actively
promote robust entrepreneurial programmes in Badagry and further develop its many potential as a strategic move to restart the ancient city
Presently, communities in Badagry lack adequate infrastructure, solid educational structures and faced with low economic activities.”