A Non-Governmental Organisation, Blue Baby Support Initiative, is set to feed 1,000 indigent Nigeria children in its forthcoming BBSI children Christmas fiesta.
This was disclosed in a statement by the foundation’s proprietress, Aisha Dania Ogieriakhi, on Wednesday.
According to her, the fiesta will hold on December 29, 2019, at Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State.
“One of our most exciting weekends of the year is looming and we are all very enthusiastic about the forthcoming BBSI Children Christmas Fiesta. BBSI would be providing Christmas gifts for over 1000 children this year in Ibadan,” her statement read in part.
Asked how the initiative is planning to provide for these children, Mrs Ogieriakh said the foundation is willing to get support from all Nigerians willing to make children enjoy their childhood.
“Donations and support are still being accepted and can be anything other than cash. Gift items for kiddies, clothing and other items are welcomed. It excites us to see these children excited. Come and join us for a good cause. Join us to make this a more special time for the children in need”, she said.
Also, Oba Saliu Akanmu Olasupo Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, has endorsed the foundation’s annual children Christmas party fiesta.
The monarch’s endorsement was made known in a letter written to the foundation seen by Tribune Online.
According to the monarch, the fiesta got his endorsement following the assurance that it is designed to reach out to the less privileged, aged and younger ones.
“I cannot but give my full support to this programme as it seeks to support well-being of the people”, the monarch said.
He, however, urged the public to also support BBSI towards the success of the annual fiesta expected to hold on 29th of December.
BBSI strive to deliver emergency medical assistance to people caught in health crisis in different states in Nigeria.
The initiative works across different geopolitical zones in Nigeria to ensure that more people, particularly women and children receive the essential medicare needed to build healthy immune systems and live happy and productive lives.
Mrs Ogieriakhi, said that failure of parents to make challenged children accessible to individuals and groups early, is one of the problems confronting them.
For her, the result is that the situation gets complicated and turns to severe case, which would require fortune to treat.
The initiative focuses on needy children and mothers to advance the objective of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 to provide health and wellbeing for everyone by 2030.