Lagos Philanthropist, Eletu-Odibo Donates Food Items to Focus on Disability Foundation
By Eric Elezuo
As is his tradition, notable philanthropist and socialite, Prince (Dr.) Kazeem Eletu-Odito, has donated food items and other household materials to the Focus on Disability Foundation, a home located at Odogbolu, Ogun State, where people living with various degrees of disabilities are catered for.
Making the donation at the home, the Eletu-Odibo delegation led by Mrs. Omobolanle Tejumola Adebayo, said that their principal, who is popularly addressed as Prince, is a man filled with the milk of human sympathy, and will never shy away from lending a helping to anyone that needs it, especially people living with disabilities.
“We are here on behalf of our principal, Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo, who is universally known for his diverse acts of kindness, to identify with these wonderful children, who are living with disabilities. He cares a lot and has made giving a point of duty, and will continue to use his Go-given wealth to affect humanity,” Mrs Adebayo said.
Also on the entourage was the philanthropist’s daughter, who is also a Director with Prince Kazeem Eletu Foundation, Miss Sherifat Eletu.
Towing the footsteps of his father in the field of compassion, Miss Eletu identified with the children of the home, and encouraged them to take their academics serious so as to become the best among the best their present conditionnotwithstanding.
In his response, the Founder and President of Focus on Disability Foundation, Mr. Enilari Abiodun Paseda, thanked the Prince for giving the home a thought, and following it up with the action, culminating in the donations witnessed. He also expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the team that came with the good news.
Among the items donated are bags of rice, cartons of cocoa drinks, gallons of ground nut oil, cartons of tin tomatoes, semovita, packs toilet tissues among others.
Born on February 14, 1978 in Lagos into the Eletu-Odibo Family, Prince Kazeem is a full fledged royalty, whose humble mien has seen him dishing out goodies and reaching out to the indigents of the society.
A light in every sector he finds himself, the Prince is the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Properties Limited, a leading name in the Real Estate and Property Development business. He has no doubt affected many lives using the instrumentality of his business concerns including the execution of mouthwatering projects. He is also the Proprietor of Prince Kazeem Foundation, an avenue through which veritable milk of human kindness is released to the public.
He was once quoted as saying that “I use more than seventy percent of my resources for humanity. What is the essence of keeping money in the bank when people are suffering around me.”
His biggest wish is to have every Nigerian, especially well-meaning ones, to get involve in charity and humanitarian activities so as to rekindle the hopes and aspirations of th less-privileged in the society.
Focus on Disability Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation saddled with the responsibilities of looking after the general wellbeing of people living with disabilities including their shelter, nutrition and education.
I’ll Soon Die, 40-Year-Old Odumeje Claims
Controversial Anambra-born pastor, Chukwuemeka Ohanere, popularly known as Odumeje, has said he will die soon, having completed his work on earth.
The pastor came into limelight with his weird pattern of spiritual deliverance, where he carries miracle seeking members of his church in a manner akin to the WWE wrestlers, and smashes them on the floor.
He was in the news last year after he confronted officials of the Anambra State Government, who had come to demolish his church. He was beaten during the encounter.
During Sunday service, Odumeje, in a video circulating online, was heard telling his church members that it was time for him to go.
He said: “I have called my little son, KingDavid, and I told him that very soon, I your father will leave. You must take care of your brothers and your mother.
“I came to this world for a purpose, and that purpose has been fulfilled. I have finished my earthly ministry, and I will leave soon,” he told the congregation.
Odumeje has fought several battles, and has challenged many native doctors to open contests on their ability to perform miracles. He is 40 years old.
Woman Sets Son, Wife, Two Grandchildren Ablaze in Ondo
A grandmother, identified as lforiti, has allegedly set her son, wife and two grandchildren ablaze in Apomu community, Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Sources said that the grandmother, who resides with his son in the same house complained that they starved her of food.
She reportedly set the house ablaze while the family members were asleep, killing three of them including her son, Victor; wife Racheal and one of the grandchildren while the other child is in critical condition at the Federal Medical Centre FMC, Owo.
Narrating the sad incident to newsmen, in Akure, an eyewitness, Korede Michael, said “we saw the house on fire around 2:00 am at the weekend and had to break the window to rescue everyone in the house.
“The woman, her son, Victor Oloro; wife, Rachael; and children, Toluwani and Blessing, were all in the house when the woman set it on fire. She got some dry palm fronds and the little petrol her son kept in a gallon (for generator), spread it around the house and then put fire to it.”
“I was the first person to notice the fire and jumped into the house before other members of the community joined me in rescuing them.
“We got a vehicle immediately to transport them to the government hospital in Akure.
“When we got to Akure (UNIMED annex), the doctors and nurses rejected the patients, saying they cannot take care of them due to the degree of the burn and advised that we take them to the Federal Medical Center in Owo.
“Unfortunately, we lost the last grandchild, who was just two and a half years old, immediately we got to Owo.
“The son and his wife, also, gave up the ghost while the only grandchild left is in a critical condition.”
Korede said that the suspect was not in any way affected by the fire.
”The children could not send the woman out of the house when she started behaving strangely because it was built by her late husband”.
Police sources said that the suspect confessed that she burnt her son and his family because they were starving her of food.
The state police spokesperson , Funmi Odunlami couldn’t be immediately reached for comments.
Sanwo-Olu Approves 20% Salary Increment for Lagos Civil Servants
Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has increased the salaries of workers in the State by 20 per cent, barely days after winning re-election for a second term in office.
In a circular by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the governor reiterated his administration’s determination to improve the welfare and well-being of public servants in Lagos State.
Those affected by the increment are officers in the mainstream public service, local governments and local council development areas, and the State Universal Basic Education Board by 20 percent with effect from January 1, 2023.
“Furthermore, kindly note that the arrears for the month of January 2023 will be paid along with salaries for the month of March 2023, while the arrears for the month of February 2023 will be paid together with the salaries of April 2023,” the statement read.
“This action further demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to Staff welfare. Public Servants are thus enjoined to show more commitment and dedication in the delivery of qualitative service to the citizens of the state.
“Accordingly, all Accounting Officers are to note the contents of this circular and give it the service-wide publicity it deserves.”