-Commend donor, gesture
Hundreds of residents of Ikorodu on Friday, December 24, 2021, received packs containing food stuff donated by the Pepc Foundation to support less privileged and aged people for the Yuletide season.
The packages, which were also given to the widows, mothers and other indigent residents, contained rice, garri, sphagetti, semovita, salt among other items.
Beneficiaries were full of prayers and commendations for the foundation which they said have been consistent in providing them food supports.
Special prayers were offered by Islamic clerics for the founder of the foundation, Barr. Luqman Akinsanya, wife and family.
Speaking with THE IMPACT, Barr. Akinsanya said that they were given out the food packages to support the people because the season calls for the gesture.
“It’s Christmas and New year and it is the season of giving which we have done today. This is something we have been doing for the past five years”, he said.
“This is a major part of our function as an humanitarian organization and it will be a continuous process. Last year, we gave out about two thousand packs and this year also, we have given out nothing less than five thousand packs”.
While acknowledging the support of those that have been supporting the foundation in reaching out to the less privileged, Akinsanya also stated that they still need more support from privileged individuals and groups to enable the body reach out to more people.
“For now, it has been few friends who have been supporting my foundation and we hope to get more support”.
He charged parents that they should invest and impact on their children to also be able to give back when they are in position.
“My message to the beneficiaries and parents generally is that they should impact their children to emulate something like this when they too grow up. We need to support one other”, he said.
Mrs Oluwaremilekun Banjo, one of the beneficiaries, prayed for the foundation while expressing her happiness at the gesture.
“I am very happy and I appreciate this. God will continue to bless them and all they lay their hands upon will not perish. I pray that next year, they will be able to do more than this for the people”, she said.
Another beneficiary from Offin in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, Mrs Ruth Abayomi said:
“In fact, it is a good thing and we are happy about it. The person that came to share this to us is someone of honour and respect.
“As he has tthought it wise to give to the needy, the Lord will continue to be with him.
“By the grace of God, anytime he wishes to do something bigger and better, it shall be successful and everything that concerns him and his family will be favour”, she prayed.
A elderly woman, who identified herself as Alhaja Dada, was also full of prayers for the donor while she was commenting on the gesture.
The first phase of the Christmas/New Year food distributions by the Pepc Foundation commenced in Ibeju Lekki on Monday, December 20, with hundreds of widows, single mothers, special people and aged residents benefitting from the gesture.
The group also hosted children in Ibeju Lekki to a wonderful Christmas party with gift items distributed to them.
It was the turn of Ikorodu on Thursday, December 23, 2021, when about 500 children were also hosted to a memorable and thrilling party at the Ita – Elewa Youth Centre in Ikorodu with the popular Ikorodu Bois in attendance.