Oyo State governor and Otunba Seye Famojuro closed ally, Benedict Akika, has celebrated his birthday today, with presentation of food items and gift to motherless home, as part of his philanthropic gesture to the less privileged in the society.
The celebrant was driven with a slogan tagged “Your Help is our Hope”, while making the presentation of gift items to Omolewa Motherless Home in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.
Speaking to Heritageecho.com correspondence, Benedict Akika added that, “We are here to celebrate with these children because they have nobody to care for them. They are humans like us who lack love from others and that is why we are here to celebrate with them so as to give them a sense of belonging.
” The worst thing that can happen to anybody is to live in isolation. Living a life with no one to care for you is not easy. Myself, wife, friends and family members are extremely happy today, to put smiles on the faces of these children. With these, we feel a sense of fulfillment.”
He then thanked God for his life for given him the opportunity to extend a hand of fellowship to the motherless babies home, praying that God would continue to provide for him, to do more for the motherless home.
He however, promised to always visit the motherless home from time-to-time. He called on well-meaning indigenes of the State, corporate organizations and other stakeholders to always extend to the vulnerables through cash or material donations, so as to promote ideal sense of belonging.
Benedict, while commending the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Sèyí Makinde for his various contributions in promoting ideal society, impacting lives morally and financially, shelter the homeless, support society by providing for the needy, empowering the youths and lots more.
Also, the CEO of TodaySplash.com, Asiwaju YSO is a foremost and well respected media personality in Oyo state who has transformed digital media space since his adventure into media practice, celebrated his birthday today.
The celebrants afterwards appreciate everyone who has shown them love and sent prayers on the occasion of their birthday.
Responding on behalf of the motherless babies, the Chief Matron of Omolewa Motherless Babies, appreciated the celebrants and his entourage for remembering the less privileged and motherless babies adding that, she was elated with the food items and gifts. While praying that God will replenish their pockets.
Among the entourage were; The SSA to Oyo State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Hon. Kunle Yusuff, MON, Barrister Adekanbi E. A to Governor Seyi Makinde on Disabilities, Chairman Ibadan North, Hon. Yusuf Oladayo, Ibadan North East Local Governments, Hon. Ibrahim Akintayo.
Others are; Honourable representing Ibadan North constituency II, Hon. Babajide Gabriel, Prince Adebowale Falana, Hon. Qalmadeen (Lagelu), Mr. Ayo Ogunfolakan, Mr. Teslim Badmus, Obama, Mr. Toyeed Oluwani.q