By Eric Elezuo
In its effort to reach out to as many that needs support in Nigeria and beyond, the Esther Ajayi Foundation berthed in Ajegunle, popularly known as AJ City, last weekend, bearing gifts of immeasurable value for 100 families.
As it is her tradition, the Esther Ajayi Foundation, a strictly humanitarian organization, dedicated to stretching a helping hand to the needy, did not spare any expense as it lavishly released bags of rice, bottles of high quality groundnut oil, packs of salt and seasoning, tomato paste among other edibles to the neglected families of Ajegunle.
The event, which took place at Destiny Children School, located in one the slum(iest) part of the town was supervised by Mr. Abiodun Paseda of the Focus on Disability Foundation group, with professional assistance from ace actress, Idowu Phillips, aka Iya Rainbow, first class care giver and registered midwife all the way from London Imperial College Healthcare, Nma Ofili among other volunteers.
With super organization on ground, spearheaded by Isaac of the Dream for the Slum Project and his team, the distribution underwent a hitch free process with basically every accredited family getting its own share of Esther Ajayi’s goodwill.
In their separate speeches, all the families expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi and the Foundation for remembering them, and counting them worthy to be partakers of the largess. They practically commanded God’s continued blessings and favour upon the woman of God, who has made giving an attitude, adding that “it is not everyone who has would want to give, but Esther Ajayi is different. May God continue to bless her”.
The leader of the team, Mr. Paseda, while expressing Reverend Mother Ajayi’s personality, commended the residents and leadership of the Ajegunle area from where the distribution was made for their orderliness, saying that the team will surely make a return visit in due time to cater for more families.
“Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi of the Esther Ajayi Foundation is happy to have made you happy, and because of the kind of person she is, who loves giving and seeing smiles on the faces of people, she will forever continue in this manner. More so, we are happy for the manner in which you Ajegunle people have conducted yourselves, and promise that sooner or later, we will return to release more of the Esther Ajayi Foundation goodies,” Paseda said.
In her own remark, Ms Nma Ofili, of the Imperial College, London, who is also in the business of care giving, expressed her satisfaction at the successful exercise, saying that Esther Ayayi is really a vessel of God that everyone must emulate.
“I am very happy with everything that has happened here today, and kudos to Reverend Mother Esther Ayayi, whose giving attitude knows no bound. She is a very wonderful vessel of God I am willing to emulate, and everyone should emulate her as well. Ajegunle people need what just came to them, and more. Thank you Reverend Mother for being so thoughtful,” she said.
Right on the spot, Ofili bankrolled the school expenses of a five year old orphan girl, and supported the production business of a start-up young girl.
Iya Rainbow, whose intimidating presence, drew many passersby to the scene, also commended the kind gesture of Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, and led the community into applauding the woman of faith and prayer.