Shuaib Olórunnísolá Azeez, an alumnus of the University of Ibadan, has celebrated his new age by reaching out to the vulnerable and poor households in four local government areas in Ibadan, Oyo State.
A public analyst and political commentator, Azeez had disclosed days before his birthday on his Facebook timeline that he would like to reach out to about 50 households as a means to curtail the ravaging effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
He wrote that, “This year, considering the crisis that has ravaged the world, I’ve decided to share the little I can afford with those that need it most: the vulnerable.
“Unfortunately, the request I’ve gotten is more than what I can cope with and I have no choice than to reach out to you; my friends.”
His friends generously donated to the cause and the sum of ₦36,236 was raised.
The amount raised was used to get food items which were distributed to 35 households in four LGAs: Ona-Ara, Egbeda, Ibadan North and Ibadan South-West; all in Oyo State.
According to him, “Although the donors do not want me to put their name, I had to do this for transparency sake.”
This meritorious decision to make the donations open was appealing, as many persons commended it; especially at a time the nation grapples with corrupt dealings from authorities who have received so much donations in cash and kind to cushion the effects of the pandemic on Nigerians.
Expressing his excitement, Azeez disclosed that “All the recipients prayed” for the donors as he “made them understand the reason for the distribution.”
“I thank you all for the contribution, as it goes a long way to assist the vulnerable,” he added.