By Emmanuel Mogbede
The Racheal Udenna Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) says showing love to the less privileged is critical to addressing crime and social vices in the country.
Mrs Racheal Udenna, founder of the group said this when she shared food items to some less privileged persons at a Fulani settlement in Karu, in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday.
She said the gesture was to appreciate the less privileged, show love and encourage those in need.
“When such persons are shown love by the society, it will be difficult for them to be engaged in social vices or be lured into taking up arms,” she said.
She therefore, charged those in authority as well as public spirited individuals to work towards impacting on the lives of the less privileged persons in the society by showing them love.
“There is need for us to show love and kindness to the less privileged among us by sharing whatever we have with them, we must not wait until we have so much to do so.
“Even the scripture has mandated us to be our brothers’ keepers.
“Giving to the less privileged should be a life style, especially in the COVID-19 period,” she said.
She said that most of those living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps after been displaced by insurgents, were living in deplorable conditions that needed help.
Udenna said this should not be left in the hands of government alone, adding that even the public had role to play to alleviate their suffering in every small way possible.
The foundation also visited the Palace of Sarkin Hausawa of Mararaba in Nasarawa where it distributed some food items.
Malam Nasiru Usman, Secretary of the palace who received members of the foundation, thanked them for the gesture which he said should be emulated by public spirited individuals.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Racheal Udenna Foundation main focus was on public health outreach, women empowerment, education, skills acquisition and philanthropic outreach targeted at the poor and the vulnerable.