A socio-economic group in Ekiti State, Opeyemi Falegan Foundation (OFF), has called for joint efforts in tackling the menace of crime and unemployment in the country.
The foundation noted that it would be wrong to assume that President Muhammadu Buhari has solution to all the ills confronting the nation.
Hon. Opeyemi Falegan, founder of the OFF, who was represented by the Director General of the group, Mr. Oluwadare Temidayo, made the remark at the second edition of distributing food items to aged persons, widows and youths over the weekend in Ado Ekiti.
He stressed the need for all well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the poor masses around them to promote peace and tranquility in the society.
“Abject poverty and unemployment in Nigeria are major factors being responsible for youth restiveness in some parts of the country, hence the need to fight the scourge without further delay,” he said.
He added, “The task of fighting poverty and other ills affecting our peaceful co-existence in Nigeria must not be left to government alone but rather must be seen as a joint task to achieve a meaningful outcome.
“Government can only do its little part but the onus is also on well-meaning individuals to complement government’s effort to make life worth living for the poor.
“Giving back to the society especially the poor is Godly and rewarding, hence the need for all to imbibe the spirit of assisting the less privileged around us to save them from penury and abject poverty that usually lead to their untimely death.
Falegan said the aim of the foundation was to give back to the society especially the less-privileged persons to make life more bearable for them.
He said there was the need for people especially well-meaning Individuals in and outside the country to look around in their immediate environment and come to the aid of the poor masses to alleviate their sufferings.
The U.K based Falegan expressed worries over the level of poverty across Nigeria and called for “a collective effort of all and sundry” to banish the menace for a peaceful society.