Residents of Owo local government area of Ondo state have heaped praises on a former president of the National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS), Emmanuel Olanrewaju Akeredolu, as he raised the capital of 100 businesses in the community.

Akeredolu, who is the founder and principal partner of Emmanuel Charity Foundation International, while celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the foundation donated ₦10,000 each to 100 nano business owners to enable them increase their purchase capacity.

The 100 businessmen and women hitherto ran their businesses with very low capital between ₦2,000 to ₦5,000.

Some of the beneficiaries, including Esther Olayemi, Abibat Dauda, Aina Abdullahi, Adejoke Adejori, Mulikat Aladesohun and Khadijat Kabiru thanked the foundation for the financial support, promising to utilise the money well in sustaining their businesses.

Akeredolu, in his goodwill message to the beneficiaries said: “know that you are not alone in your journey. Our foundation stands with you, believing in your potential to flourish and contribute to the economic prosperity of our community. We are confident that this assistance will serve as a stepping stone towards greater achievements”.

The philanthropist, while addressing members of the foundation’s board of directors who were inaugurated at the empowerment programme extended his heartfelt congratulations to them, saying their “collective wisdom and expertise will guide us towards even greater heights, shaping the future of our foundation and the lives it touches”.

Inaugurated as members of the board of directors of the foundation are: Dr Abu Temitope Johnson as Team Lead, RDN. Funmilola Olotu as Director of Finance and Administration and Chief. Bamido Damilola as Director of Media and Publicity

Others are Afeez Aladesukan (Excel) as Director of Operations and Amb. Ayotemi Emmanuel Egona as Director of Special Duties and Protocol.

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