Lagos State Task Force chairman, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has donated food stuffs and other items to two orphanages in the state to mark his birthday.
The two lucky homes are St. Monica Orphanage and Tunji Adebayo Foundation.
The Head, Special Duties of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Babatunde Abozos and some members of staff, were part of the team that supported SP Egbeyemi.
Making the donation on visits to the homes, Egbeyemi stated that he always shared the feelings of the children who do not have parents or homes, saying that “orphanages should be visited regularly by members of the public in order to appreciate our Creator the more.”
In her welcome address, Reverend Sister Josephine Titiloye, who is in charge of St. Monica Orphanage, said the home was established in 2005 by a Catholic woman, Chief (Mrs.) Rebecca Odugbana, who hailed from Delta State.
She said the founder shared the feelings of the children, who have no parents and decided to donate a storey building for their upkeep.
Reverend Sister Titiloye thanked the task force chairman for choosing to mark his birthday with the needy, even as she enjoined other members of the public to come to the aid of the children, who due to no fault of theirs, were suffering lack of parenthood.
Also at Tunji Adebayo Foundation, Mrs Ololade Michael, while receiving food stuffs and other donated items, disclosed that the home was established in 2004 by an orphan, Mr. Tunji Adebayo.
She said the orphanage is statutorily registered and that it complies with the standard rules and regulations of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development.
Mrs Michael further disclosed that they screen potential adopters before allowing them to take custody of any of the children.
While seeking for more support from government, groups and individuals, she prayed for the task force boss.