Foundation Empowers 1,800 Poor Indigenes of Kwara With N250m
The Yahaya Seriki Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has given over N250 million to no fewer than 1,800 vulnerable families to help alleviate poverty and empower the beneficiaries.
This is contained in a statement, signed by the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Alhaji Yahaya Seriki, and made available on Monday in Abuja.
Seriki said the government alone cannot alleviate poverty or empower the people of the state.
“That is the reason this Foundation is empowering people in the state. We give vulnerable households, traditional rulers and scholarships to those going for Doctorate Degrees.
“We believe that our effort will go a long way to assist the people in furthering their education, establishing or boosting their businesses and addressing other needs at the home front.
“The Foundation wants to appreciate the Government of Kwara for its understanding and support. We are encouraged and by the Grace of Allah, we will do more on financial empowerment for our people,” he said.
In his remarks, the Governor of Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, expressed gratitude to the foundation for its support and collaboration with the state government in ensuring that poverty is fought among indigenes.
While applauding the selflessness of Seriki, the governor also thanked him for using his platform to meaningfully engage several youths of Kwara states, noting that such efforts would help in nation-building.
Top dignitaries at the event include the Speaker of Kwara House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi, a former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, Kwara Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaniyi, a traditional ruler, Alhaji Daudu Ejidongari, and several others.