By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Founder of Ara Foundation, Alhaji Ademola Oyepeju on Thursday said all is now set for the official launching of Ara Foundation, a non governmental organization established to support the less privilege, physically challenged people and others
Alhaji Oyepeju who stated this in a statement stressed that the launching scheduled to hold on December 5 in Ibadan is expected to be graced by the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogunguniso 1, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chief Bayo Adelabu,APC gubern candidate for 2019 election in Oyo state
The founder Ara Foundation stressed that the event will also feature celebration of Founder’s birthday, presentation of award to some eminent personalities, scholarship for indigent students and empowerment, , saying, the foundation was founded in 2018 and is duely registered with the government
According to Alhaji Oyepeju, ” since the establishment, the foundation has lifted many poor people to a better state through financial aide to petty traders, schorlarship for indigent students in tertiary institution, donation of tools and equipment for artisans to boost their businesses among others .”
“The focus of the foundation is beyond humanitarian services but a ploy to enhance growth and advancement of the society through extension of helping hands to the needy and idle hands who may later became devil’s instrument. The increasing number of people with no clear cut jobs is alarming and dangerous for the society and to prevent total collapse the needy should be supported and engage”, he said .
Chief Oyepeju then advised youths across the country to shun violence and channel their energy and talents towards national development, adding that there is the need for all levels of government to embark on more programmes to alleviate poverty, unemployment and insecurity especially among youths.