L-R: Iya Aladura General, Dr Oluwaseye Yomi-Sholoye (third left).

By Olusegun Obisanya

Founder of the New Seraph, Her Grace, Iya Aladura General, Dr Oluwaseye Yomi-Sholoye marked her birthday with the needy and vulnerable in Lagos recently.

She is the Founder and President of Oluwaseye Yomi-Sholoye Foundation.

The exercise themed “Operation Feed Thousands” was carried out in different locations across Lagos State such as Motherless Babies Home, Lion Village, Lekki Phase 1; Itedo Market, Lekki, Lagos; Motherless Babies Home, Makoko, Lagos; Okobaba Home of Destitute, Lagos; Faith Mission Babatunde, Olodi Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos; and Faith Mission, Satellite, Close 16 Bridge, Satellite Town, Lagos.

In her address, Yomi-Sholoye, a philanthropist, appreciated God for a year well spent and God’s love in her life.

She explained that the initiative behind feeding thousands to mark her birthday was borne out of the present hardship in the country and concern for the less privileged.

She said: “This time last year, we marked my birthday with families and friends, but this year, I thought it wise to celebrate with children in orphanages, destitutes and those who can barely feed themselves due to economic hardship.”

She charged the well-to-do to lend a helping hand to those who are in need of basic things of life. In her view, this will go a long way in improving the condition of such people.

According to her, such social services of catering for the poor is assisting government as they cannot attend to the need of everyone.

Applauding government policy to address some economic challenges, she advocated for more proving military actions to end insecurity in some States in the country so the farmers can be free to go to farm to plant and harvest their produce to avert devastating hunger in the land. She noted that price inflation, which is negatively affecting Nigerian masses, is primarily caused by insecurity in the affected states.

She also called on State governors to do more in alleviating the economic hardship many Nigerian families are enduring, the philanthropist asked governors to emulate the gestures of the Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, who has taken it upon himself to come to the aid of the vulnerable particularly women and farmers in his state distributing food items and cash to the needy in his state.

The Foundation also embarks on poverty alleviation programs such as assistance to orphanages, job creations, scholarships, community development, and empowerment programs.


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