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Rufus Faro Obe Memorial Outreach Gives Foodstuff, Cash to Widows, PWDs

By Dupson Collins, 28th December, 2022

In the spirit of festivity, the founder of the Rufus Faro Obe Memorial Outreach, Mr Babatunde Faro has put smiles into the faces of widows and Persons with Disabilities as he gave Foodstuff and cash to them ahead of the Xmas Celebration.

The Outreach was established by the founder in remembrance of his late father, Rufus Obe Faro who prioritized giving during his life time, with sole aim of attending to the needs of widows and Persons with Disabilities.

In what has become a routine program, December 17th edition was the third time the widows and Persons with Disabilities will be given cash and Foodstuff to cushion the effects of hardship in the country.

Babatunde Faro, former House of Representatives aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) distributed the Xmas palliative to the selected people from Akure South and North federal Constituency without discrimination.

The distribution was held at his private residence in Akure where beneficiaries not less than 120 went home with cash and food.

Addressing the beneficiaries, Faro said there is no better blessing than reaching out to the less privileged in the society, adding that the birth of Jesus Christ signify love and extending love to the less privileged at this yuletide period is more rewarding.

He continued by saying that he knew what suffering is all about while growing up, promising to continue to render assistance to the needy with the little resources at his disposal.

Faro assured them that he will continue to improve on his giving saying the outreach will be structured for better impact on their specific areas of needs.

Welcoming suggestions from the beneficiaries on how to improve on subsequent editions, some of them demanded for soft loans, grinding machines, freezers, scholarship Scheme, building of event Hall to be named after his late father among others.

One of the Persons with Disabilities suggested the setting up of an empowerment foundation where they can enlist their names and be properly captured in line with their needs for better impact.

He assured them that all their suggestions on ways to improve the scheme will be incorporated before the next round of programme coming up next year.

While reacting to the suggestions, he promised to empower the people with Grinding Machine in the next Edition slated for April aside the cash.

Speaking on his kind gesture to the selected people, Faro said they represent one of the vulnerable groups and that nothing gives more joy than meeting the needs of others when they are in need.

Responding on behalf of others, some of the women who spoke commended Faro for always reaching out in his own little way by regularly putting smiles on their faces.

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