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Foundation seeks collaborative efforts to reduce hunger

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To reduce hunger and boost nutrition in the face of harsh economic realities faced by many families, a non-governmental organization, The Candlelight Foundation, has urged Nigerians to support less privileged persons around them with material and financial assistance. The call was made after a charity walk, which began from Babs Animashun Street in Surulere and ended at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

Executive Director, Uzoamaka Okeke, said the foundation aims to create more awareness to encourage everyone to support the initiative and also cater for poor persons around them to create a safe and happy society.

“The NGO has a non-profit soup kitchen, with a commitment to bring succour to destitute Nigerians. We are raising awareness of the hunger plights in our country and to reduce it, as a group, we feed them thrice a week but hope to make it everyday as soon we get more sponsors and supports. Other Nigerians can support us or lend a helping hand to those around them,” she said.

Mr. Femi Ogunde, corporate communication executive of Providus Bank, said the bank is ready to support projects that promote sustainable development goals through corporate social responsibility that would reduce poverty. He urged the government to do more in providing enabling environment for businesses to thrive and reduce the poverty index in the country.


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