Group declares national help day
Urges Nigerians to support their neighbours to reduce crime
A group, Good Circle International Organisation,GCIO,a charity based organization in Nigeria has declared the first day of every month as a National Help Day. On this day,GCIO urged all Nigerians and the general public to” help somebody in need in the society as a way of service to God and humanity.”
Making this declaration at a charity Dinner organized by Friends of Gbodons to further the “Operation Help Your Neighbour Campaign of GCIO, the National President of GCIO,Mr. Esanerovo Agbodo said that “Nigerians need somebody to show them genuine love and also give them hope for a better future, especially in this era of recession. We should not wait until we become millionaires or billionaires before we help one another. Giving somebody a paltry sum of N100 or N200 can lift the spirit of that person to work harder for a better future.”
“When a man is loved and given hope, that man will become more productive and can overcome all challenges without being diverted to crime, but when a man feels hopeless and hated by the society, then the tendency to take to crime and other social vices will be very high”, he said.
He called on Nigerians and indeed citizens of the world to set aside 1st of every month to appreciate God and support positive economic and emotional development in the society, by being their brother’s and sister’s keepers through supporting those in need around them. “Look around you and help pay the school fees of somebody who is not necessarily your relation or friend. Give cash, food stuff ,help somebody acquire a skill, buy machines and equipment to support small scale enterprises, visit orphanages and show them love by donating to them, pay somebody’s hospital bill and give any other form of help that will put a smile on the face of your neighbor.
“The current recession is biting hard on our citizens, but with Operation Help Your Neighbour project, we can support a lot of people as well as discourage our youths from diverting their energies to criminality and social vices in the society”, he added. Mr. Agbodo open the donation with a sum of N100,000.00 to support the project while Mr. Akin Adeoya donated N500,000.00.
Also, at the dinner, a popular musician fondly called “the gyration master”, Austin Milado lend his voice to the campaign, stating that the project is timely, and all Nigerians should embrace and support it to build a better future for all.He also donated N500,000.00.More people donated in kind and in cash.
According to the GCIO,donations will be handed over to beneficiaries by March 30th,2017 hence it called for more nominations and suggestions from members of the public on people qualified to receive help in line with the focus of the project. Current Help categories include economic empowerment through equipment donations for skilled Nigerians as well as free skills acquisition training for youths.
The dinner was held at OPPOSITE AIRPORT HOTEL AT the 1960 HOTELS EAGLES PARK.Mr. Akin Adeoya, ,the Gyration Master,AUSTIN MILADO,Femi Akinbode( Former SSA to Ekiti State Governor) ,Leo Obadoni and a host of others were present at the Dinner.