By Zika Bobby
The Navaney Foundation, a non-governmental organisation based in Dublin, Ireland, in conjunction with Ajegunle Greats Elite Association (AJ Greats), on Sunday, distributed free food to over 1,000 people living in Ajegunle, a community in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos.
Tagged “Love feast free food programme”, the general manager of the group and president, AJ Greats, Prince Emmanuel Etu, said over 50 members of his group volunteered to help in the distribution of the gifts and to also ensure it gets to the right people.
“We all know what the world is facing today. Food shortage is a global matter. It’s not only in Nigeria. So, when Chief John Akpan (Edidem 1), the chairman of the foundation, said he wanted to embark on this wonderful project, we were all excited. A lot of families find it difficult to feed. There was so much excitement on their faces when we started the distribution and we intend to make it as often as possible. We urge other good-spirited Nigerians to emulate Chief Akpan. This is indeed a wonderful programme,” Etu said.
The reason for choosing Ajegunle, Etu said, was that Akpan was born in the area: “He knows how it is with people in the community. He has been on that road before. He knows what it is to go to bed hungry. What he has done is giving back to the society he grew up in. He has also promised to embark on other programmes that will affect Ajegunle kids.”
Another round of distribution is expected next month.