Philanthropist donates food items to motherless children, empowers citizens in Ekiti

A successful engineer and philanthropist, Chief Kemi Elebute-Halle, has donated food and other materials to motherless children and as well empower citizens in Ekiti state.

Elebute-Halle who was confirmed with a chieftaincy title of Erelu Atayese of Iyin-Ekiti alongside her Israeli husband, Engr Haim Halle, by the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Adeola Ajakaye, at the weekend also distributed helmets for about 200 Okada riders, 5kg bags of Rice for 150 people and cash gifts to the less privileged in the community.

She noted that her gesture to the children was a way of giving succour to them in her renewed vigour to see them achieving their God-given potentials in life regardless of their present condition.

Elebute-Halle who regretted the increasing rate of societal decadence leading to the abandonment of most children said that stakeholders must coalesce efforts towards addressing the ugly situation in the best interest of the future of the coming generation.

She revealed that it is her firm determination to continue on her activities in lending a helping hand to indigent people in the society by ensuring youths and women are adequately empowered to cater for their responsibilities.

While stating that there is a need for attitudinal change by people in reaching out to vulnerable citizens as commanded by God, added that parents have a lot to do in instilling discipline on their wards on the need to eschew social vices.

She said: “I want to believe that all of us are babies in the hands of God irrespective of age. I want to care for everyone around me irrespective of their age or where they come from. I have always been passionate about the less privileged in society, I wish I can take care of everyone in the world, where everyone will be fine and comfortable.

“Whatever you give, you are going to get it back, it is the law of nature. I will say it from the point of the holy scripture that when you give, people will give back to you in good measure. I am just fulfilling nature and doing what God asked me to do.

“I want to plead with the society to be responsive and be responsible. Everybody has a place he or she comes from to this world. It is not everyone that can cope with the issues of life and that is why you see abandoned children in our society. I want our men to take responsibility and when they know they can’t take responsibilities, they should leave the ladies alone. Our ladies must also see that whenever they see a man not capable of taking responsibilities, they should run away from such individuals.

“It is beyond the government, sensitization should start from our homes, let us train our children the right way. Our parents must be responsible for the children.”

On the chieftaincy title, she commended Oba Ajakaye for recognizing them which she said would further spur them to continue contributing to the development of the society by empowering the people.

“I have done a lot for the society raging from employment and other empowerment and I want to appreciate the Oluyin-Iyin Ekiti for the chieftaincy title conferred on my husband and me,” she said.

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