Okoku’s foundation donates relief items to IDP kids in Jos

Still fresh from spoiling indigent village school kids in Delta State with food packs and drinks, the Greater Tomorrow Children Foundation has continued to carry out its charity works by donating relief materials to children at the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Jos, Plateau State.


He was accompanied by the ambassadors of GTCF, ex-internationals, Dahiru Sadi, MFR, Baba Otu Mohammed, Sylvester Ekoja and the protocol officer, Nigerian National Assembly, Abuja, Alhaji Khalifa Labaran Mohammed.

The donated was done to The House of Recab, which runs the children home and is run by Sam Akaakaa.

The dust from the foundation’s trip to Ndokwa Local Government to celebrate Children’s Day and World Hunger Day with pupils of Igbe Ogume Primary School is yet to settle as the kids are still counting their lucky stars with such an August visit from the foundation founded by ex-international Paul Okoku.

Speaking during his tour of the camp, Okoku, who personally donated the relief items to the displaced kids said he was fulfilling one of the dreams of former teammate and ex-Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, who according to Okoku should have made the presentations to the kids in 2014 after the Nyanya bomb blast in Abuja.

“I was supposed to do this with Keshi after the Nyanya bomb blast but national assignment stopped my later friend, which forced us to postpone it but fate had something else in store for us as events later proved.

“It was sad doing this without Keshi but I am sure that the foundation has in a way carried out one of his lifelong objectives because he was so much into humanitarian work and wanted to help these kids, but death stopped him. However, we have kept his dream alive by putting smiles on the faces of these kids”, added Okoku.

Okoku was in Nigeria attending the funeral rites of Keshi in Delta State and used his short stay to present the relief items to the displaced kids in Jos. He said he was not going to relent in his dream to offer a ray of hope of less-privileged kids in the society.

“This is what I love to do and would continue doing because these kids deserve better welfare, healthcare and improved living conditions”, added Okoku.

Speaking later, an emotional displaced kid, Afodia narrated to Okoku and other ambassadors of the Greater Tomorrow Children Foundation how her parents were killed in her presence. The emotions ran high as she she broke down in tears, aunble to conclude her moving tale, which struck chord with Okoku, a champion of the cause of the less-privileged ones in the society.

“Such a story only goes to prove that we have a lot to do to salvage the situation and we need the support of corporate sponsors and wealthy individuals to reach out to girls like Afodia”, said Okoku.

The House of Recab has more than 200 needy children most of them between the ages of 3 and 21years.

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