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Wookan Youths gifts over 100 elderly, widows foodstuffs

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By Saheed Afolabi

 

The Wookan Youths Initiative that has their base at Olasehinde street in Mushin put smiles on the faces of the elderly and widows in the Mushin community by gifting them foodstuffs.

The initiative organized by the Wookan Youths was used to put smiles on the faces of the elderly and widows in Mushin as they celebrated the festive season of Easter and Eid El Fitr as it sponsored by Mr Feyi Ogunlade, Alhaji Rafiu Aderomola and Owolabi Jamiu Falana (Lagos Subeb public policy strategist).

Speaking to Echonews.ng, Toyin Ayilara a beneficiary said she appreciated the Wookan Youths for coming up with this tangible and great initiative as it really put smiles on her face.

“We appreciate people who did something like this especially someone like me who’s a widow with two kids, the foodstuffs will be really helpful. I’m so happy and excited.”

Ajibode Oluwaseun Moses, a member of Wookan Youths Initiative was glad they were able to put this together.

“I’m so glad that we were able to pull this together, it wasn’t easy but we did this to put smiles on the faces of the elderly and needy residents in our community.”

Adedayo Raheem, a beneficiary said she was surprised because she didn’t expect it.

“When we were called to come here, we now saw that they gave us some goodies, we were surprised and I’m glad that the youths of this area did something huge like this to honor the elderly and widows in the community and they will all prosper.”

Quadri Owolabi, a member Wookan Youths said the event was done to put smiles on the faces of elderly and widows in the community.

“We did this in the name of Wookan youths so that people could benefit from the Eid and Easter celebration. We targeted the elderly above 60 and the widows in the community, this is just a token from the Wookan youths and by next year, it will be bigger than this.”

Oluwaseun Johnson Micheal a member of Wookan Youths Initiative added that the idea was brought about the positive impact they were willing to have in the community.

“What brought the idea of this initiative is that, every year we spend over a million naira just to wine and dine with people and the next day, nothing comes from it and we have been doing it for the past 12 years.

“This election awakened our inner mind and brought me to my conscience because most of the politicians call on us to work for them and we see the results.

“So we banked on it and decide to organize a program where the less privileged in the society could benefit from and that’s how we were able to put something like this and we promise to make it a yearly event that people will look forward to.”