The former First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola has commended Jandor Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for empowering people across Lagos state.
The wife of the Minister of Works and Housing made this commendation, Tuesday during the commissioning of their new office named Liberty Place at Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja.
She further noted that the gesture of the Foundation should be emulated by all and Sundry, with a view to making the society a better place.
Abimbola, who was amazed by the rate at which the Foundation has empowered myriad of the residents of Lagos State across the 57 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), said the state would be greater if the Foundation is given the needed support.
Corroborating her, the traditional leaders lend their voices in showering encomiums on the Foundation for her good works so far.
Earlier in his address, the Lead Visioner, Jandor Foundation, Mr. Abdulazeez Olajide Adediran, said the newly commissioned Ultra-modern office complex for the Foundation’s Head Office would give more people access to be in contact with the Foundation to seek help and benefit from its various empowerment schemes.
According to him, the Foundation was established to cater for the less privileged people in the society in order to make life worth living for all.
Adediran noted that he was helped by some people and it is obligatory for him to also help others in the society as a way of reciprocating what he was lucky to enjoy.
He promised not to relent in his efforts but do more for the Lagosian if he has more capacity to enlarge his tentacles.
“I was privileged to be helped by some people in the journey of my life. I’m particularly grateful to my boss, the former Governor of Lagos State and the current Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola. He has been instrumental to what I am today.
“I came across some other people who helped and supported me. Because I was lucky to be helped by these people, it is a must for me to help people in the society and I promise to extend the gesture to every part of the state.
“The reason we have this office is to give more people access to the Foundation and we shall reach more Lagosian.”
Adediran maintained that the commissioning which coincides with the celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day is deliberate because the move strongly aligns and symbolises the vision of the Foundation which is to empower the needy in our society, towards helping them become independent and self-sufficient.
“The new office complex is part of our continuous improvement to the foundation’s support services model. The successes of our empowerment initiatives, especially over the past two years, have been very encouraging and an office complex such as this will provide the required support infrastructure and help us be better positioned to seamlessly execute future empowerment initiatives.”
Other special guests and dignitaries at the commissioning of the office included top government functionaries, private sector leaders, politicians, traditional rulers, sister NGO representatives and friends of the foundation.
It would be recalled that Jandor Foundation was formally established in 2017 as an organisation committed to building structures that give hope to the indigent in the society.
Meanwhile, in a society where hope is practically lost, the foundation has quickly earned a reputation and identified as restorers of hope.
In a space of two years of operation in Lagos, the foundation already has over 1,000 volunteers who helped to transform over 1,000 lives and commissioned over 150 projects.
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