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Foundation seeks better future for children

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A Foundation, Romeo Odey Cares Foundation has sought a better future for children, especially those on the street.

It urged federal and state governments to step up and show empathy by taking responsibility for the children to create a future for them.

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Founder of the Foundation, Romeo Odey of Norland Industrial Group, said this when he visited two orphanage homes; Infant Jesus Orphanage Home and Good Samaritan Home, located in Calabar, Cross River State, where he gave them foodstuffs and other necessities to over 1000 orphans as Yuletide gesture.

Odey, a philanthropist and businessman, said the gesture, which also included indigent children in the streets of the city, was part of his decision to give back to humanity having passed through some difficult times earlier in life.

He said it was the negligence of responsibilities on the part of the government in the past to care for the citizens that bred the social ills Nigeria is facing.

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“We want to put smiles on the face of those orphans and other children in the street. It is not their fault to be indigent, what they lack is the opportunity to excel. We need to help them.

“We need to show love, empathy, and compassion. I believe they are Nigeria’s future political, religious, and economic leaders. If we don’t treat them with care, believe you me, what we are seeing today is nothing to compare what will befall the country,” he said.

Odey said plans were also concluded to launch two real estate firms and one hospitality outlet in Lagos by 2021, with the aim of engaging young men and women in productive ventures to minimise idleness and reduce the crime rate and also contribute to national growth and development.

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