PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 24th, 2021
As part of activities to mark the Christmas celebration, Amuwo Odofin breed and philanthropist, Hon Ola Folorunsho popularly called OlaWestern, has fed over 500 families in his Constituency.
OlaWestern who said he felt homely to celebrate the Yuletide with his constituents distributed food items and other gift items to well over 500 family units of his Amuwo Odofin Constituency I area of Lagos State, Nigeria.
Hon Folorunsho told Push News 24 International Correspondent who was at the event that the gesture was primarily aimed at alleviating the sufferings of the indigents and to give a befitting Christmas to his party members, a gesture he said were a predominant characteristics of the sterling qualities of the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“The name Asiwaju is synonymous with charity. That name is a household name, not just in Nigeria but Africa at large. And each time that name is mentioned, what strikes the mind is how the bearer has been touching lives. The event was just an extension of, and a further preaching of what the name Asiwaju stands for. From the smiles on the faces of beneficiaries on that day, you can’t but appreciate the value added to their lives and the community. At least some people who may not have, will celebrate Christmas like others who do” he said.
On what his motivation was Hon OlaWestern said “The event, which is aimed at putting food on the tables of 500 homes in Amuwo-Odofin for Christmas celebration, is very close to my heart because I am of the believe that serving humanity is serving God. I am naturally a charitable fellow, and putting smiles on the faces of people has always brought satisfaction to me. And no time can be more timely than now to do this especially, when we consider the economic situation of the country”
“My motivation is to see people happy. It gives me joy when I am the course of the smiles on people faces. Those who know me well can attest to this.”
“Going forward, we intend to extend the number beyond 500. We intend to see how more homes can be reached. More so, beyond distributing food items and cash gifts, we are looking at how to economically empower people so that they can stand on their own.” OlaWestern added.
The 2023 Amuwo Odofin Constituency I aspirant told Push News 24 International that the event was solely sponsored by him out of his modest savings and he is happy with the success of the gesture, he further used the opportunity to call on wealthy residents of Amuwo Odofin LGA to support the government in helping Indigent persons enjoy the holidays and festivities.
OlaWestern who was recently honoured as one of the 50 Most Influential Persons in Amuwo Odofin in his goodwill message said ” I like to urge the good people of Amuwo-Odofin to celebrate with love, kindness, peace, and tolerance. The essence of the season is to show love, so we must be our brothers’ keeper. To those of us who have, let’s not forget those who don’t. Out society will be safe if we are all happy. Above all, I will like to encourage the people of Amuwo-Odofin to keep faith with the system, as some of us are working tirelessly to ensure that we have good representatives and leaders to move our beloved community forward. This is wishing all stakeholders of Amuwo-Odofin a Mery Christmas, and a happy and prosperous new year in advance.”
Push News learnt that the food fest is planned to be an annual festival as this was the maiden edition, held on the 19th of December, 2021.
It was observed that the people of Amuwo-Odofin LGA were the direct beneficiaries. The criteria was that you must be a resident of Amuwo-Odofin although, it was also observed that some people came from other LGA’s , hence, the reason for the mammoth crowd, even at that they all had something to go home with.
Push News 24 International …we speak your mind