- A 61-year-old-man, Alhaji Busari Olawale Awelenje, has been eulogised for his philanthropic gestures in Oyo state
- Awelenje was said to have put smiles on the faces of less privileged in Kajola local government area of the state
- The man said he gets fulfilment in helping the less-privileged people
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A 61-year-old Oke-Ogun man, Alhaji Busari Olawale Awelenje, has been commended for his passion and interest in putting smiles on the faces of the less-privileged - physically challenged persons, orphans and widows in Oyo state.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Oyo, Imran Khalid, reports that Awelenje who hails from Alfa Oke-Ago's quarters, Okeho in Kajola local government area of Oyo state has been involved in a philanthropic gesture towards the needy and poor in the society for many years.
Speaking with Legit.ng at his residence in Okeho, the 61-year-old Oke-Ogun man, disclosed that his prompt response and firm readiness to assist and ease the pains of the physically challenged people, orphans, widows and other downtrodden in the communities, was born out of his determination to get the benefits that God Almighty promises he who engages in feeding the needy.
Awelenje added that he had engaged in patriotic and selfless engagement for so many years when his and others' involvement had lifted some with disabilities and orphans who thought they could not make it in life.
He said that he has been paying urgent attention and priority on the areas of food and health for the needy, adding that he was doing the selfless assignment so as to make sure that they have better rights and privileges to live like that of able and sound ones.
Awelenje said he has been contributing quota from his own sweat and little he could raise from people in the society who have similar passion and interest in helping the downtrodden.
He disclosed that the assistance he is rendering to those people was not premised on religious, racial, and political dichotomies but on intention and readiness to help the downtrodden being identified with hunger, famine and starvation among other predicaments.
Awelenje said that he and others in struggle have facilitated assistance to some orphans and the physically challenged whose peculiarities and impairment have not challenged their levels of literacy, adding that they had been assisted in securing admission to higher institutions of learning while others are still in primary and secondary schools.
He, however, lamented that he had faced some challenges in the past when people accused him of conspiracy to collect items from donors in order to enrich himself, adding that those who opposed him publicly and made unguarded statements about his person and task before him had eventually come to seek an apology.
Awelenje also enjoined people in the society to always think of the less privileged, stressing that many are living in hunger, with no shelter and clothing, and with nobody to care for them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Nigerian man identified as Tosin Adesuyi is devoting his time to teach over 400 kids in Kaduna free of charge.
It was reported that Adesuyi took to his Twitter page to make the disclosure, saying the teaching started under a tree and was later moved to an uncompleted building.
Adesuyi shared pictures of his pupils on Twitter and Nigerians took to the comment section to commend him for the good work he is doing.
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