By Eric Elezuo
The Liberian Vice President, Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, has called on African nations to embrace charity and pay more attention to the less privileged in the society.
The Liberian number two citizen made the remark during a welcome reception held in her honour at the Sheraton hotel, Ikeja, Lagos by the Esther Ajayi Foundation.
Senator Taylor, who assumed office of Vice President in January 2018, said that if everyone extends a hand of charity to his fellow African brother and nation, speedy development will overtake the continent within a short period of time. She also urged those who are already in the business of assisting the needy not relent in their efforts.
“Africa will grow more if we are more united, the poverty we have in our various countries will reduce if we remain our brother’s keeper and pay more attention to charity and the less privileged in the society. I therefore call on everyone who has been giving a helping hand to the African project to continue, and even do more so that we can reach more of the African people.” she said.
She further harped on the exhibition of total love, stressing that it will be impossible to live in unity as Africans without love. She then thanked her host, who is the Founder of Esther Ajayi Foundation, Reverend Esther Ajayi for championing the cause of charity and unity in Africa.
“Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi has become a symbol of unity, she has also been a strong contributor in the area of charity, I salute and urge more people to follow her footsteps, the Vice President added.
In her response, the host, Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, lauded the Vice President for her humane nature, saying that she is a working example for African nations as regards showing love, extending a hand of fellowship and preaching unity.
Senator Howard-Taylor was on a one day private visit to Nigeria and has formed a partnership with the Esther Ajayi Foundation to touch lives in both countries as part of the foundation’s #millionlives campaign which is aimed at reaching over a million people in 2018. So far the foundation has initiated many projects in places such as Israel, Turkey, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, United Kingdom and United States of America.