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Published On: Sun, Dec 21st, 2014

Orphans and less-privileged deserve better attention, says Group

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From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

A Non-Government Organisation (NGO), All Children Charity International Foundation (ACCIF) has called on the Federal and state governments to give better treatment and attention to the less-privileged in the society in order to make  them feel belonging.

The Founder of the group, Barrister Ranti Daudu stated this during a Christmas fiesta for the less privileged held in Kaduna over the weekend.

“We are going to spend billions of Naira this year to celebrate the Christmas and the New year, but has it come to our imagination that there are children scattered in different Orphanage home and desperate in need of attention.

“The Fiesta, with theme: ’Walk in my shoes’, is calling on Nigerians to put themselves in the place of the children and imagine what they are passing through.

“The rich in the society needs to know that wealth is not about what the numbers of money in their account or the amount of properties they get, not the numbers of lives they positively touch; so it is high time we all start remembering the orphans and the less-privileged  in the society”.

Mrs. Daudu, who said that in kaduna state alone there are about 4750 orphans in various orphanage home is a matter of concern to the nation. She advocated for grants from the Federal and state government, in order to help the orphanages, as being practiced in developed countries.

In his own remark, the former president of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Prince Lanke Odogiyion  said the plight of orphans and vulnerable children should be a matter of  concern to all and that this can be shown by supporting them and no amount of support is too small.

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