By Eric Elezuo Photos: Adekoya Adegbite
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of TILT Group, Alhaji Habeeb Olalekan Okunola rolled out the drums recently to give God glory for sparing his life in good and prosperity over the many years he has existed on earth.
The great and joyous event, which was attended by friends, family members, business associates and well-wishers such as Oba Lateef Adamson, Mr. Mustapha Daura, Mr. Awolabi Amusan, Alhaji Musa Halilu, Mr. Musbau Bello among others, was hosted in his palatial residence at Nicon Town, Lekki, Lagos.
Celebrated in two phases, guests and members of Mr. Okunola’s first held a prayer section in the morning of the where adoration was bestowed onto God for his deeds and generous attention upon the celebrant.
The prayer section was followed a little by a five star reception for all present with a happy filled Habeeb sharing pleasantries and commendations with the guests who streamed out in their numbers to celebrate with him.
The gathering was not short of entertainment as local and continental delicacies with choice wines continued to flow unabated to the satisfaction of attendees.
The celebrant is the proud proprietor of Habeeb Okunola Foundation, a leading humanitarian organisation established to alleviate the plight of the less privileged in Africa. The Foundation is dedicated to fostering socio-economic empowerment of Africans belonging to different age group via providing sustainable solutions that seek to bring an end to extreme poverty across Africa.
Living up to its motto “Empowerment is the proof of wealth”, and bearing at its core; a mission to enhance the everyday lives of the less privileged, Habeeb Okunola Foundation works with the poorest communities across Africa to improve basic health care, promote education achievement and attainment, enhance rural livelihoods, food security and increase access to clean water.
As part of it corporate social responsibility programme, the Foundation, in commemoration of the World Hepatitis Day held annually on July 28, organised free medical screening (Hepatitis, HIV, Malaria, High blood pressure, Diabetes amongst others) and treatment for over 2000 residents of Iwaya Community in Lagos State.
In addition, the Foundation has been involved in various empowerment and developmental projects overtime including: disbursement of soft loans up to the tune of 300,000 Naira to sixty traders in Lagos state, provision of scholarships for students in tertiary institutions as well as donation of three sewing machines to Lagos Division of the Nigeria Prison Service led by Mr Tunde Ladipo, to enhance the promotion of skills acquisition for inmates of Nigeria prisons.
According to the Chairman, “Habeeb Okunola Foundation’s mission and principal goal is to empower the underprivileged, obliterate poverty and achieve social justice for undeserving communities across Africa.”