By Aderogba George
In a transformative gesture, the Yahaya Seriki Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has donated over N250 million to more than 1,800 vulnerable families in Kwara.
The initiative aims to alleviate poverty and empower beneficiaries by addressing various needs, from education to enterpreneurship.
Founder and CEO of the Foundation, Alhaji Yahaya Seriki, in a statement on Tuesday emphasised that governmental efforts alone cannot eradicate poverty.
He highlighted the foundation’s commitment to providing financial support to vulnerable households, offering aid to traditional rulers, and granting scholarships, including those pursuing Doctorate Degrees.
Seriki expressed gratitude to the Kwara State Government for its support and understanding of the foundation’s mission.
“We believe that our effort will go a long way to assist the people in furthering their education, establishing or boosting their businesses and addressing other needs at the home front.
“The foundation wants to appreciate the Government of Kwara for its understanding and support. We are encouraged and by the Grace of Allah, we will do more on financial empowerment for our people,” he said.
He asserted the foundation’s determination to do more in the realm of financial empowerment, underlining the importance of collective efforts in uplifting the community.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, commended the Yahaya Seriki Foundation for its significant role in collaborating with the government to combat poverty among indigenes.
Acknowledging Seriki’s selflessness, the governor praised the foundation’s engagement with Kwara’s youth, recognising its positive impact on nation-building.
The event was attended by esteemed dignitaries including Speaker of the Kwara House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi, former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, Kwara Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaniyi, and traditional ruler Alhaji Daudu Ejidongari.
It also signified a collective stride toward a more empowered and resilient Kwara. (NAN) www.nannews.ng
Edited by Collins Yakubu-Hammer/Vincent Obi