Spare Time For The Needy, Aisha Babangida Begs Nigerians

A former first lady of Zamfara State, Hajiya Aisha Babangida, has pleaded with Nigerians to support the needy, the weak and the vulnerable in the society. She said there will be peace in the country if those in need were taken care of.

Babangida said Nigerians should not wait until they are rich before they render help to others. She said it is possible to assist the needy and the indigent to reach their life goals.

Babangida gave the advice yesterday during the celebration of 2,000 vulnerable children in Abuja by the Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC) in collaboration with Dickenson Sanomi Foundation.

She said, “It’s not just the well-to-do that have the responsibility of helping the needy in the society, it’s every single human being.

“We can support somebody, somehow, somewhere even if you don’t give them all the money in the world, you can give them words of encouragement, you can pray for them. You can smile at them.

“So, it’s really a duty of everybody to remember that we all come from an ecosystem. ” We’re all God’s children, no matter what, no matter who, no matter what tradition, religion and ethnic background.

“So, we should learn to support each other to have peace and secure our nation.”

On his part, the founder of Dickens Sanomi Foundation, Mr Igho Sanomi, said helping the vulnerable is a calling from God in the last 17 and a half years.

He said: “It’s been a remarkable day for these beautiful and amazing children of ours. ” To God’s glory, we have continued to partner with GIPLC in doing what the greatest commandment of love expects from us.

” It’s been over 17 years of touching lives with GIPLC. It brings me great joy to share this moment of happiness with all of our over 2000 children here present during this festive period.”

The founder of GIPLC, Mr Nuhu Kwajafa said the love for humanity is driving his empathy towards the vulnerable children.

He said: “We are doing this because we believe that we can be part of the government without being elected or being a politician.

“I believe that we live in a society where we see children in need every day. And so, it is the spiritual responsibility of Nigerians to rise up to do their needs. We don’t have to be in government to do it and this is our own way of contributing to the growth of our society.

“What drives us to do this is the smiles we see everyday on those that we are giving life to,” he said.