Foundation fetes widows, less privileged
Emmanuel Umohinyang, president of the Emmanuel Umohinyang Foundation, last week, hosted widows and the less privileged to a Christmas/New Year party.Held in his Maryland, Lagos residence, the event attracted over 1,000 people, including widows, indigent students and their parents.
During the event, which marked the 10th anniversary of the foundation, Umohinyang, who is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Civil Society and Digital Strategy, distributed 1,080 bags of rice and exercise books, as well as food and drinks.
Speaking at the event, Umohinyang said the foundation started in 2008 with the objective to assist the needy, adding that a man cannot serve God if he cannot give selflessly to those around him.
“When we give, we are like God who gave His only son to everyone without taking from anyone. We have a duty as Christians and Nigerians to share whatever we have. It makes me happy to give not minding the challenges we have today. We want to show that poverty can be eradicated through hardwork and commitment.
“In today’s event, we gave out 1,080 bags of rice, killed 24 cows. Everyone who came here went home with a bag of rice as well as exercise books for their children.
“We donated musical instruments to churches. We also have scholarship programmes for indigent students, while we have plans to purchase forms for students taking the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examinations, West African School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) and the National Examination Council (NECO) Examinations,” he said.The founder revealed that the foundation is also planning to organise empowerment programmes for the youths and the less privileged across the country.
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