From Taofiq Jimoh Adeniyi, Ilorin
A Non-Government Organisation, Amugold Helpers Foundation on Tuesday empowered 25 widows with the sum of N500,000 as seed capital to improve their livelihood. The foundation also gave out scholarships to four children from age 0-5 who use the Jimpo-Ori shea butter product.
Speaking at the event tagged 2019 Jimbo Cute Baby grand finale which held at Atlantic Hall, off Offa Garage road, the Chairman of Amugold Group, Mr. Amujo Temitope said the foundation was established “as a means of giving back to our immediate community. It is a way of supporting quality education through scholarship and providing social safety to vulnerable widows, farmers and orphans.
“The foundation has five major mandates where we intend to provide help to the helpless. These mandates are StudentsHelper, WidowsHelper, OrphansHelper, BusinessHelper and FarmersHelper.
“We have decided to pick every October 1st as a day not just to celebrate Nigeria’s independence but to bring true independence to Nigerians through scholarship and other empowerment programmes.
“To us at AmuGold, we don’t believe you are independent when you are suffering and smiling, we are passionate at promoting self reliance and building self confidence amongst Nigerians. We all need to believe in ourselves that we can be the solution Nigeria is looking for and we can be a source of growth to this nation and not an additional burden.”
He assured that support for the widows will be reviewed to monthly and quarterly so that widows on the database who could not be selected due to paucity of funds would be supported via crowd funding within the management staff and any other staff that shows interest.
Also speaking, the Managing Director of Amujo Global Network, Mrs. Adebola Amujo said the programme is aimed at appreciating their loyal customers.
In her words, “Nigeria believes so much in us and has supported us and our dream that is why we are where we are today. We deemed it fit to contribute our own quota to the Nigeria project by celebrating every parent who uses our jimpo- ori for their baby through our corporate social responsibility. Our products have gone to all the 36 states in Nigeria because the country so much believes in us that’s why we’re celebrating this on Independence Day.”
Highlights of the event include presentation of cheques to the awardees, comedy, games, dance and lots more.