NGOs deserve your support – Gov Akeredolu’s wife tells Nigerians.
Worried by the attitude of Nigerians towards responding to appeals for support from Non-Governmental Organisation NGOs in the country, wife of Ondo State Governor Arabirin Betty Akeredolu has called on Nigerians to have a change of attitude and give maximum support to NGOs in the country, stressing that they deserve such support.
Ondo State First lady who is also the founder of Breast cancer association of Nigeria, made this call in Ibadan,the Oyo State capital,while answering questions from journalist during a press conference organised in view, of the forthcoming investiture of Oyo State Chapter Executives and awareness fund raising ceremony.
Mrs akeredolu who described NGOs as agent that fills the gaps in the society, said NGOs survive on the support of well spirited individuals and hoped that Nigerians will have a change of attitude and begin to act like the people from the developed countries of the world.
“When it comes to financial support which many patients ask for, we always try to play it safe, because this is a country that hardly gives, Nigerians don’t give, especially on matters that don’t directly affect them. The spirit of humanitarianism here in Nigeria is still at its infancy and we are hoping gradually that it will be built up.”
In her own remakes the international president of BRECAN Mrs Juliet Ogbuogu. Said BRECAN is a non Profit, Non-Governmental Organization with Mission to eliminating Breast cancer as a live threatening disease through public education, patient support, advocacy and research.
Mrs Ogbuogu thanked God that the seed the founder sown 20 years ago has germinated and it’s branching across Nigeria and enumerated some of the functions of BRECAN RECAN include, market outreach, church and mosque outreach, Aerobics/fitness walk.
Others are World cancer and Celebration, Pink October, etc.