By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Life Support Network, Itunuoluwa Ajayi-Albert has called on philanthropists, governments, and rich individuals in the country to fully support Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in order to discharge and provide its support services to the less privilege in the society.
Itunuoluwa Ajayi-Albert made the call during the induction of 26 new volunteer members into the NGO at Jogo Centre on Saturday.
According to her, the mission of Life Support Network is to bridge the gap between the less privilege and their future, especially children and young adults who don’t really have compact or direction for their lives.
She said, “Today, we are inducting 26 new volunteers into our network. In all we have between 60 and 80 members working passionately for the NGO.
“Lives of these set of people don’t have meaning, many of them live in the street while many are mentally derailed. So, what we do at Life Support Network is to come in and bridge gap in order to give direction and meaning to their lives by way of our support services.”
Itunuoluwa explained that the NGO is poised at giving the less privilege support in their own little way.
She explained further that, “We are going to embark on rehabilitation programmes in the rural areas and we are also going to be having free medical service outreach and as well source for scholarship for children and those who have dropped out of school”
The vibrant Executive Officer who charged the new volunteers to be hardworking and discharge their work with high level of commitments said the organization will on December 5, 2020 inaugurate new volunteers in Liberia, adding that plans are on to also reach out to Australia, United States, (US), Spain among others.
She then assured the new volunteers of bountiful reward from God and people as they discharge their duty wholeheartedly.
On how they get fund to run the organization, she said they involve the stakeholders, and also source for money from themselves and the board of consultants, just as appealed to government and rich individuals to also support the vision.
Earlier in his welcome address, the president of the organisation, Pastor Soji Ajayi-Albert said the NGO has been doing a lot to save souls, adding that they have been organizing conferences across Africa.
Speaking on the Theme: Global Intervention For Life Without Limit”, Pastor Ajayi assured that the NGO will work hard to ensure that those who are out of school get scholarship.
Also speaking, former Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Health Management Board, Dr. Augustine Okesola who is also Member of Board of Consultant of the NGO blamed abject poverty confronting the people on lack of even distribution of resources in the system.
Dr Okesola while lamenting the high rate at which poverty is ravaging Nigeria and Africa as a whole called for support from those who have excess, adding that only measures like this could reduce the poverty rate.