NGOs need govt support to alleviate sufferings of less privileged ― Akinosun

Senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Party (ADP) in Oyo State during the 2019 general elections, Dr Fola Akinosun, has advised government at all levels to continue to partner with NGOs to alleviate sufferings of the less privileged.

Akinosun said the NGOs need government support to ensure that they do not run out of resources to help the less privileged.

He made this statement at the official launching of an NGO, Baby Blue Angels Foundation, held at the Trans Amusement Park in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Monday.

“My plea is that the government should genuinely help these NGOs because different governments have made promises they don’t fulfil. I appeal to Engr Seyi Makinde to help these organisations during his tenure,” he said.

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He further advised the NGO to do more in helping the less privileged.

The founder of the NGO, Ramata Agberemi Dabo, explained that the motive of the organisation is to impact lives and be there for whoever needs love and assistance.

“My passion and dream are to give and help people, it is what I have always wanted to do. My future plans for the foundation is to impact lives and help whoever needs love and assistance,” she said.

Delivering his welcome address, the chairman of the occasion, Oloye Lekan Alabi, advised that people should learn to be humble and give out what they have.

The chief launcher of the occasion and the Senior Special Assistant to the Oyo State government on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Hon Kunle Yusuf, said the plan of the government is to partner with the civil society and support NGOs whose motive is to impact in the society.

The NGO also presented a projector to the deaf and dumb students of the Methodist Grammar School, Bodija, Ibadan.

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