A philanthropist, Engr. Nurudeen Adeyemi has advised Nigerians to imbibe the habit of being their brother’s keepers, especially toward the underprivileged in the society.
Engr. Adeyemi, also the Chairman, Engineer Nurudeen Adeyemi Contact Team, (ENACT) gave the advice while presenting some food items to the inmates of Oke-Igbala ECWA Leprosarium hospital in Oke-Igbala, near Omu-Aran, Kwara State, on Wednesday.
Engr. Adeyemi, represented by Mr. Sesan Atolagbe, ENACT’s Secretary, said it was with such intervention that that category of Nigerians would also have a sense of belonging and live comfortably.
Engr. Adeyemi, an Esie, Kwara-born Aeronautic Engineer, based in California, US, said the donation was his own little way of giving back to society, especially the less privileged.
The philanthropist said the donation was also part of the activities marking his 50th birthday celebration and in appreciating God’s faithfulness in his life.
According to him, whenever the positions we found ourselves we should always remember the poor, the less privileged in society.
He charged the inmates not to see their present conditions as the end but to have absolute fate in God’s possible turnaround, saying “there is still brighter light at the end of the tunnel”.
“It can be anybody living in such conditions.
“Caring for the poor and the underprivileged is an act of humility for they will always exist in every society.
“This token donation is my own little way of impacting on the living standard of the inmates for them to also live comfortably.
“It’s also in giving glory to God for His blessings, kindness, and faithfulness over the years as only Him deserve such praises and adoration.
“The joy of every successful individual should be the desire to encourage others to succeed too.
“There’s no satisfaction in someone comfortably eating a three-square meal while his neighbor can hardly afford one,” he said.
The ENACT boss further reiterated the fact that if the gap between the rich and the poor is not too wide, there won’t be so many societal vices as we are experiencing now.
He, however, called for social interaction between the rich and the poor in order to foster a harmonious existence, while further calling on the government to formulate policies that are masses-friendly.
Dr Oluwajoba Adegoke, the Chief Medical Director of the Leprosarium, while receiving the items, thanked Adeyemi and his team for the kind gesture.
He described the donation as very useful, timely, and beneficial. A special prayer was earlier organized at the Adeyemi’s residence in Ilorin where prayers were offered for the state and Nigeria at large.