Government tasked on citizens’ welfare
Government at all levels have been charged to provide social infrastructure with basic amenities for citizens to aid their growth and development in the communities.
The call was made by the coordinator of Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF), Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, while addressing widows of the foundation and members of the public who gathered for the 15th memorial anniversary of the late Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi in Lagos.
She noted that government’s investment in critical infrastructure that directly affect the lives of citizens would go a long way to alleviate poverty facing millions of Nigerians, especially the provision of opportunity for women to thrive in all spheres of life.
She disclosed that it is necessary for the foundation to remember Alhaja Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi, a mother, an industrialist and philanthropist, and the brainchild of behind the foundation, which has over the years empowered the less privileged, especially widows, orphans, Persons Living With Disability (PLWD) and other vulnerable persons in society.
Mrs. Glory Patrick, a mother of five and beneficiary, told The Guardian thanked the foundation for making them wealth creators and self-reliant. “Their intervention in our lives has made us to be better citizens in the absence of our husbands. Apart from widows’ empowerment, they assist in the payment of our children’s school fees and regularly give us welfare packages. I want to thank Dr. Taiwo Afolabi and other siblings for keeping the legacy of their mother.”
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