From Femi Oyelola Kaduna
The Lieutenant Col. Kabiru Yusuf Help for Heroes Foundation in Kaduna has assured military ooficers widows of its continued support in all their endeavours.
The President of the Foundation, Alhaji Mashood Kayode Yusuf gave the assurance yesterday while presenting relief items to the widows in Kaduna and Abuja as part of its end of the year activities and in the spirit of the upcoming Christmas celebration.
The president who was represented by the Matron Hajiya Shola Raji, said the charity organisation is committed to supporting the military widows in any way possible to provide succour for them and their families.
He called on the well to do individuals and other philanthropists to contribute their own quota to improving the lives of widows and the less privileged in the society.
Addressing the widows at the foundation’s office in Kaduna on the yesterday, she stressed that the organisation is being funded solely by the president a UK based Philanthropist in person of Alhaji Mashood kayode yusuf and called on the widows to dispel any rumour that the Charity is being sponsored by any Government or donor agency.
‘This Foundation is a non- governmental organisation that has been set up to immortalize late lieutenant col. Kabiru Yusuf who died defending his father land.
“Please be assured that we have not collected any fund from any Government, Military widows Association (MIWA ) or any donor agency, this charity is being funded solely by the family of late Lieutenant Kabiru Yusuf because they understand the plight of the widows and want to support them in any way necessary” She said
Speaking to newsmen some of the widows appreciated the Foundation for the gesture.
‘We want to thank this NGO for the assistance they are giving to us, may God continue to bless and reward them for remembering us and wanting to share in our grief, we thank God for using them to help us”
Similarly, the foundation also donated relief items to the Military widows Association (MIWA) during its end of the year get together held at Abacha Barracks (Mogadishu Cantonment) Area 7, Abuja .