Sadly though, one the current features of our society today, is self-centeredness. Many seek personal interest over the community and general interests. Some even divert public funds for personal advancement. Some in political position, who are voted in to solve community issues, hoodwink the people and made away with their common wealth.
So, when the brains behind “OMO AYIYE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION” approached the Ikere Ekiti elders with a proposal to alleviate some of the pains and challenges the outgoing COVIS 19 brought on the residents, it seems like a political promise. But far from it. It was born out of the passion to help Ikere residents and wipe away tears at the community level.
For Ikere Ekiti residents, Friday September 18th, 2020 would ever remain green in their memory. It was a day the life saving foundation was birthed and laid a solid foundation for what will continue to wipe away tears at the community level.
“Omo Ayiye Community Foundation” , a Non- Government, non-political organisation showed the people of Ikere Ekiti that the world could be a better place with loving hearts and committed citizens. Economic hardship of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as evident across the world was in a little way cushioned for One Hundred and Seventy-Six (176) women in Ikere-Ekiti.
The programme which took place at the Ikere City Hall and had in attendance some notable Sons and Daughters of the town. A sum total of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) was given to each beneficiary who came from all the 11 wards in the town without any political party affiliations.
Speaking at the Ceremony, the President of the Foundation, Deji Morakinyo, an Abuja based lawyer, said the foundation was put in place without any political affiliation but to assist the less privileged to help their businesses.
“This cash give away today is strictly a charity intervention to help our folks of Ikere-Ekiti mitigate the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic” Deji said.
The Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Samuel Adu-Alagbado, who was represented by the Aladeselu of Ikere-Ekiti, Chief Matayas Idowu, thanked the President of the Foundation, Deji Morakinyo and his team for the kind gesture and urged other well-meaning indigenes of the town to follow suit, especially during this global pandemic.
Ogoga noted that if young men and women like the foundation members can be committed to the town, greater achievement lies ahead of Ikere town.
Some of the beneficiaries, Mrs Rachel Afuye, Mrs Esther Aladesanmi and Mrs Funmilayo Atoyebi, who spoke with newsmen after the event, expressed gratitude to the organisers for looking in the direction of the needy.
They wished the foundation successful outing in their various future endeavours.