…Tasks Foundation to Close Doors Against Fraudulent People
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has rated the Atiku Care Foundation as excellent in its crusade towards reducing hardship among the poor and vulnerable Nigerians.
The Waziri Adamawa made the disclosure on Sunday when the Director-General of the humanitarian organization, Amb. Aliyu Bin Abbas led members of the National Executive of the Foundation to his Abuja residence to welcome him back to the country after months of absence due to restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a statement on Monday by Director Media and Publicity, Southwest, Remi Adebayo, the ex-VP expressed happiness that the foundation was waxing stronger through its impactful programmes targeted at touching lives of abandoned and forgotten citizens, including children of vulnerable citizens that cannot stand on their feet.
“I am happy that you people are carrying on. And let me state that I am aware of everything the Atiku Care Foundation is doing; your DG keeps me updated of your activities and I am happy to say you’re doing very well.”
“You also need to do more to respond to victims of disaster, those that cannot feed themselves and especially, children that cannot go to school. I see no reason why government in particular cannot give our children at least basic education. When we were in power, we ensured it became a law which is why we introduced the education tax,” the former Vice President said.
He however encouraged the organization to block every loophole capable of exposing the organization to questionable characters who may explore such opportunity to perpetrate fraudulent acts and tarnish its reputation.
The Wazirin Adamawa noted that with transparent leadership, the ACF would continue to be reckoned with as a life-changing organization.
Earlier in his address, Abbas told the former Nigerian leader that the visit was to rejoice over his return to the country and the successful wedding of his son, as well as commiserate with him over the loss of some close persons while he was away and also to brief him on the activities of the organization while he was away.
Reviewing the ACF activities to the Grand Patron, National Secretary of the organization, Barr. Sunday Cyriaus Umeha said the organization was able to feel the pulse of the people during the recent nationwide familiarization visits to all the states by road, which gave the ACF better understanding on the pathetic state of the downtrodden, especially the rural communities across the nation.
He however informed that aside physical interventions, the ACF was able to restore hope to the affected persons who were assured that help was on the way should they keep their faith in the nation and make the right leadership recruitment decisions.
Similarly, ACF National Youth Director, Obande Obande said the Nigerian people remain grateful to Alh. Atiku Abubakar for the courage expressed by standing with the downtrodden over recent fuel hike, increased electricity tariffs as well as the brutalization of innocent citizens by overzealous security agents.
The Wazirin Adamawa stressed the need to designate few days with leaders of the organisation in the nearest future to exchange views on strengthening the ACF for increased impacts and resolving challenges being encountered.
Members of the delegation include the Northeast Regional Director, Com. Ibrahim Ali Amsami; his deputy, Abdullahi Zangina Mainamaji; Hon. Daniel Gengle and Haruna Manu, SA Special Duties to the DG.
Others are the Benue State Director, Hon. Akinze Moze; SA on Studentship to the DG, Atika Sajo and Director Media and Publicity, Southwest, Remi Adebayo among others.