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Support the needy, less privileged, Osinbajo pleads



Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the vice president has pleaded with Nigerians to support the Almajiris and children of the less privileged.

She made the plea in Abuja on Sunday in a remark at the inauguration of “Mass Literacy for the Less Privileged’’ — a foundation inaugurated by Hajiya Aisha Bagudu — wife of the governor of Kebbi.

According to Mrs Osinbajo, everybody is important no matter what he or she eats where they live and what they wear.

She commended Mrs Bagudu for inaugurating the foundation to serve the interest of the masses.

She also thanked cheerful giving Nigerians that had assisted the poor and the needy, praying to God to bless them.

Earlier, Mrs Bagudu had listed education of the less privileged children as a priority of the foundation.

Other areas of concern of the foundation according to her were eradication of extreme poverty, health issues and assistance in agriculture and craft making.

Bagudu also said that the foundation planned to assist the girl-child, the deaf, blind, crippled, internally displaced persons and people living with HIV and AIDS.

She explained that the foundation was established seven years ago with its branches in 36 states of the federation and Abuja.

The highlights of the occasion included the attendance of dignitaries including Mrs Mariam Abacha, the wife of the late Head of State and Mrs Gimbiya Dogara, the wife of Speaker of the House of Assembly, among others.

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