BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN, KADUNA
In the spirit of the celebration of the festive period, Omalife Rescue Foundation, a Kaduna based Non Governmental Organization, (NGO) has putten smiles on the faces of the widows, orphans wnd the less privilege people of communities in Kakau of Chikun local government area of Kaduna state in an annual program tagged Food and Cloth Fiesta.
Speaking on the basis for the gesture, the founder of the foundation, Omanibe Blessing Ameh said the program which has been an annaul event in the past five years is basically concieved to help and put smile on the faces of the less privileged in the society, like widows, orphans and the disabled persons.
Omanibe used the occasion to call on the leadership at all levels of governance and spirited individuals to do more for the less privildeged people in the society, stressing that “Nigerians who have the means can do better, with the resources in the country, our people are not supposed to be this poor.
“Even though some of our NGOs have not lived up to expectations, there are those that have the spirit of giving and when assisted can be the agent of change that the country need to move to the next level.
“It is an annual event and we promise that it will get better every year. We are appealing to those that have the means to come to our aid to render moreband better assistance those who dont have ” she said.
Earlier, member representing Chikun/Kajuru Federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Yakubu Umar Barde who also supported the food and cloth fiesta commended the founder of Omalife rescue foundation for the choice of putting smiles on the faces of people within his constituency.
He assured to also contribute his quota to assistbthe NGO going forward in her quest to put smiles on the faces of the less priviledge in the society.
In his remarks, the chief of Kakau, Iliya Garba disclosed the communities are very pleased with what the NGO is doing, adding” I really appreciate her passion to assist the less privilege in the society and particularly withon my domain.”
” I want other NGOs to emulate her and assist the people to move out of poverty.
“Also we want to use the opportunity to seek the assistance of government in tackling the security challenges we are having in this area.
“After Kaduna town we are the village that is next to the town. We need electricity, we need good roads and other amenities. Our community is mainly agrarian and we need roads to move our products.”
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke appreciated the NGO and expressed hope that other organizations will emulate the foundation in making their lives much better.
Some of the items given out by the NGO includes, rice, spaghetti, new wrappers, tubers of yam, Indomie, maggi, salt among several other items.