Adeeko partners DNERP to fete indigent kids at yuletide
For children present at the event, the 2018 yuletide celebration will be a season to remember for a long time, as Motherland Beckon, through its Diaspora Nigeria Economic Recovery Programme (DNERP), fete hundreds of kids.
The charity work was at the instance of Bolaji Adeeko, a Nigerian based in Atlanta, who feted them to a rich and wide selection of foods under the auspices of the DNERP. As he joined the team in sharing the goodies, Adeeko was elated to have participated in lifting the children and brightening their festive season with his kind gesture.
Speaking on this development, the Founder and President of Motherland Beckons, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, described it as a significant milestone. According to him, it was a great push for the movement, which he said is devoted to encouraging Nigerians and Africans in the diaspora to contribute to the development and growth of the country and continent.
“Motherlands Beckons movement is gaining momentum. It is basically a concept to create a platform for Africans in diaspora to add to the growth and development of the continent. Apart from just coming to enjoy themselves, no matter how little, they must begin a process of Africa’s resuscitation and growth.”Adeeko, he said, has heeded the call to lift his fellow Nigerians.
“A 25 year old Atlanta – based, African – American with a Nigerian father and a Caribbean – America mother, has heeded the call. Based on that, he started by feeding one thousand children and youths this holiday season.”He has also indicated interest in taking this kind gesture to another level next year by ensuring that over 5, 000 Nigerians are fed and entertained.
“He is hoping that by next year he will feed 5, 000 children and youths with the support of other friends from the USA, who will come down with him for a major celebration. That will not only just be food, but full entertainment for those that cannot enjoy the yuletide because of the economic hardship on the continent and Nigeria,” Akinboboye hinted.
Adeeko’s contribution to the wellbeing of the children and youths, he said, was part of the Motherland Beckons’ Diaspora Nigeria Economic Recovery Programme, which he said was created for this purpose where Nigerians and African – Americans abroad can come and contribute to the growth of Africa.
“If we have one thousand Bolaji’s feeding a thousand people, that will be one million children and youths benefiting from such legacy that will help alleviate some of the hardship that they have gone through in the year and they can look forward to a Bolaji’s movement for next year,” he said.
Akinboboye, therefore, expressed appreciation to Adeeko for the initiative, which he said was self – motivating. “Motherland Beckons is grateful to Adeeko for this personal initiative because he came up with the idea as what he will like to contribute to the development of Nigeria. He has now be asked to bring with him a minimum of five people next year for this continent building project,” he said.
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