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Celebrate with orphanage homes to raise hope, Nigerians urged

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Worried by downturn in the nation’s economy and the seeming lack of care towards the less privileged in society, Mrs. Roseta Shaka, who recently celebrated her 60th birthday with Ijamido Children’s Home in Ogun State, has called on Nigerians not to abandon unwanted babies. The celebration featured presentation of gift items, games, entertainment, and words of encouragement to the children in the orphanage.

The celebrant, Shaka, said she decided to put smiles on the faces of the less- privileged as a way of marking her milestone birthday. She enjoined other privileged Nigerians to do same to people around them during this dire period of recession. “I decided to take part in paying the school fees for some of the children.

It is good for people to visit orphanage homes, and through their little gestures, keep the hope of these children alive. They may be abandoned today, but nobody knows what they would become in future,” she said. Coordinator for Education and Welfare at the orphanage, Mrs. Eromosele Adetutu, who is also a product of the home, said it has become a huge burden catering for the children as few people seldom visit the orphanage in recent times.

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