Foundation empowers 500 Ondo indigenes.

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ByAderemi Bamgbose
Okitipupa (Ondo State) Sept. 27, 2020 No fewer than 500 indigenes of Ikale land in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday received various empowement tools donated by Olumuyiwa Daramola Foundation.

Naija247news reports that beneficiaries were the aged, widows, less-privileged and people with disabilities from Okitipupa, Igbodigo, Ode-Aye, Ilutitun, Ikoya, Ayeka, Irele and Erinje communities.

NAN reports that items distributed included; 20 portable generators, 20 gas cookers, five grinding machines, four wheelchairs, five clippers, five Itel mobile phones and 500 pieces of six yards of cloths.

The donor, Dr Olumuyiwa Daramola, said that the foundation was non partisan but initiated to empower the needy, widows, widowers and people living with disabilities in Ikaleland.

Represented by Mr Funminiyi Daramola, the donor urged the beneficiaries to put the items to good use.

“Olumuyiwa Daramola Outreach is not politically motivated but empowerment outreach to alleviate the suffering of the aged people, less-privileged, widows, widowers and people with disabilities.

“This programme will be sustained, so that many indigenes will benefit from it, I urge the beneficiaries to make good use of items received,” Daramola said.

Oba Michael Obatuga-Adetoye, the Jegun of Idepe-Okitipupa Kingdom commended the donor for the gesture.

“I think it is a good gesture by Dr Daramola; with no political inclination to do this, I commend him and pray for long life for him to do more,” the monarch said.

Similarly, Oba Williams Akinmusayo-Akinlade, the Halu of Ode-Aye Kingdom, also urged other Ikale sons and daughters to emulate the donor’s kind gesture, saying that it will go a long way to help the masses.

The beneficiaries of the empowerment thanked the initiator of the foundation for his kind gesture and prayed that God would continue to abide with him.

Mrs Moralayo Ejinkanle, who received a grinding machine, thanked the donor, saying that she will use the machine to support her family financially.

Mr Feyisayo Megato, beneficiary of a wheelchair, also expressed joy over the gift and also prayed for the donor.

Another beneficiary, Mr Segun Akinrinwa, who got a pair of clippers, said that he would start a barbing salon business.

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