by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna
A non-governmental organization, ‘Like-minds Social Development Initiative,’ has received an award for its effort and commitment aims of sensitizing the public and the distribution of over 10,000 free hand sanitizers, hand gloves and face-masks to the poor in various communities across Kaduna state and some parts of Northern Nigeria.
Another NGO, ‘Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria,’ has saluted the courage of its fellow NGO (Like-minds) for empowering the less-privelleged persons, which include destitute, orphans and widows, amidst the noble coronavirus pandemic across the planet.
Speaking during the award ceremony, the founder of the foundation of Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria, Pastor Yohanna Buru, while presenting the merit award to Like-minds Social Development Initiative, said the award was in view of her selfless service to humanity as demonstrated during the corona-virus lockdown.
Buru said, his organization has started honoring civil society and non-governmental organizations that play a serious role towards educating, enlightening and sensitizing the poor with vital information on various ways to prevent the spread of the virus.
According to him, Like-minds organization has done a lot towards supporting the needy in the society with free hand sanitizers, face-masks and hand globes, while organizing many events and participation in radio and television programs to inform the public about the importance of social distancing.
He explained that the body has similar focus with Peace Revival towards
promoting socio-economic development of the country, which is targeted towards promoting peaceful co-existence among different faith-based organizations in the country.
The ‘Peace Revival’ founder added that his organization would honor national volunteer groups on Covid-19 and other wealthy individuals that play a significant role towards supporting the masses with relief materials and other palliatives.
Pastor Buru called for the creation of emergency relief fund where people
can contribute, support and help the government towards succeeding in the
fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country.
At the same time, he also called on the African Union (AU) member countries to equally create a “coronavirus relief fund centre,” in order to encourage citizens to contribute towards supporting various governments in the fight against the virus.
Buru made a frantic appeal to medical and traditional healers to help find the cure, so as to save humanity against all forms of coronavirus-related threat.
Receiving the award, executive secretary of Like-minds Social Development Initiative, Alhaji Ismail Danladi, thanked Pastor Yohanna Buru for the honour bestowed on the organization, describing it as “encouragement and morale booster” towards societal development.
Also speaking, the Kaduna state chairman of Like-minds Social Development Initiative, Hajiya Maijidda Abdulkadir, re-affirmed the commitment of the organization towards promoting peace and unity, while calling on governments to support various initiatives to help in uplifting the society.