By Eric Elezuo
In continuation of her act of kindness and reaching out to those in need, the Esther Ajayi Foundation train was in Odogbolu and Ishaga areas of Ogun and Lagos states respectively to dish out goodies to as many families that were in need.
Represented by Abiodun Paseda of Focus on Disability Foundation, who came all the way from London, England, Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi set to work, giving the families hope of a new tomorrow.
At Odogbolu, where the team first visited, residents could not hide their joy at such benevolence as they conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and received their food items which included rice, groundnut oil, tomato paste, salt, seasoning cubes among others.
The exercise which took place at the Oba of Odogbolu’s palace witnessed a huge turnout of beneficiaries, who were filled with appreciation and gratitude.
In his speech, the Oba of Odogbolu expressed his heartfelt joy at Reverend Mother Ajayi for considering his community as one of the beneficiaries of her large heart.
“My people and I are happy with the woman of faith, who has made it her duty to continue to give to everybody irrespective of their class and status. We ask God, in his infinite mercy to continue to bring down His blessings upon her, to enable her help more and more people,” he said.
In his response, Reverend Mother’s representative and spokesman, Mr. Abiodun Enilari Paseda, appreciated the people for their response to Reverend Ajayi’s benevolence, adding that ‘Mummy’ whose stock in trade is to give and give will continue to do what God called her to do, and that is giving.
“We appreciate your receiving us here today. Mummy is happy with you and will not stop to care about your well-being. She delights in giving and will keep the flag of giving flying in our various lives,” Paseda said.
The situation was not different at Ishaga Akute the next day as families trooped out in their numbers to feel the impact of Reverend Mother Ajayi’s act of kindness.
Among the train of the Esther Ajayi Foundation, was the indefatigable 76 years old screen queen, Idowu Phillips aka Iya Rainbow, who added spice to the visitations. At all centres, residents were happy to see the TV idol, and in her characteristic energy, she kept the exercise going, spreading fun and laughter.