In his bid to alleviate the suffering of people in Ibadan, Mogaj Lekan Adenrele Lekan Salami through his foundation ALS Foundation on saturday presented food items worth over N500,000 nair to residents of Odinjo community and its environs in Ibadan
Mogaji Denrele Lekan Salami of Oyetunde Lekan Salami compound Eleta Ibadan is the last son of the late business man Football icon and IICC financier, Chief Lekan Salami.
The distribution of the food items was held at The Christ Apostolic Primary School Ibadan South East Local Government Odinjo Ibadan
Speaking with newsmen during the programm manager for the foundation Mr. Oriolowo Olaolu in a chat with newsmen said that the food items were donated to ease the affairs of people in the country.
He noted that the current economic situation in the country means a lot of people need all the help they can get to survive.
“We are supporting people with food items because we just want to help them with the situation in the country now some people find it difficult to eat three square meal so we just believe with the little support, we can take them for like a week or more,” he said.
Speaking further, the Program Manager maintained that the program is one of the regular ways the foundation contributes to the development of the society.
“We are here to empower 150 families with food items. We are planning our next program which is going to be renovation of one block of classroom in this community. So what we are doing today, we are giving out food items. We are giving our rice, beans vegetable oil, maggi and others
“At ASL Foundation, we do food programme to support the families. The last one we did was at Alakaso village in Omi area. The next one we did for widows, they came to the office at Challenge to pick up their food items.
“After that we supported students of a primary school with writing materials and bags but we are here today just to support them with food items,” Mr. Olaolu added.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr. Olanrewaju Bolaji lauded the organizers noting that some of them who had nothing to eat when they woke up on Saturday now feel ‘interesting’.
“I feel alright because some people don’t have anything this morning but this program is very interesting to all of us. We are appreciate it,” he said.
He also urged government at all levels to embrace projects like this to reduce the crime rate in the society.
Established in 2016, the ASL Foundation is known for “exploring easily replicable and low cost ideas that will have the maximum impact” on target beneficiaries.