Nelson A.Osuala [20 November 2016]
You would recall that recently, the Federal Government of Nigeria seems to have been on a " witch Hunt" against the virtual financial Aide institution, known as Mavrodi Mundia Movement (MMM) for short.
The financial giant donation institutions who have no doubt enriched many Nigerians especially in this period of global recession which seems to have left the Nigerian Central Bank (CBN) more nonplussed as her institutions is liquidating than usual which led FG to engage in a fisticuff with the virtual institution accusing the later of promoting inflation & also crippling the Nation's Banking Industry.
In a bid to foster unity as well as sympathize with the Federal Government in a show of philanthropic gestures, MMM-Nigeria’, on Saturday, donated relief materials worth N5 million to two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located in the Federal Capital Territory.
According to our correspondence, such noble gesture by the Financial aid Institution "MMM",was part of the community’s humanitarian week tagged ‘MMM cares’ with which she hoped to mark its one year anniversary.
Our correspondence hinted that 'The Gwoza and Bama IDP Camp located in Durumi area and the New Kuchingoro IDP camp were the two beneficiaries of the relief materials'.
Other relief items and gifts provided by the group include: Bags of rice, beans, garri, as well as cartoons of beverages and noodles.
In addition, the group also donated clothing, drugs, and educational materials for the pupils among them.
Quoting Mr Seyi Bello, a Guider in the ‘MMM Community, he contends that,
"The donation was motivated by the desire of the group to affect the society positively, especially the less-privileged".
“We are marking our first year anniversary and we have decided to come and celebrate it with our brothers, mothers and children in the camp.
“As a community, we do not only provide help to our members, we also extend that to the larger society as part of our social responsibility.
“In these times of economic challenges, the IDPs are the ones that need help and support more than any other person; that is why we visited them today,”.
“The N5 million was raised from voluntary donations my members in the FCT.
“That is what defines us as a community of people providing financial help to each other on the principle of reciprocity and benevolence.
“In MMM there are no lenders and no debtors. One participant asks for help, another one helps.”
Bello called on all members of the MMM community as well as individuals and corporate bodies to always remember to show kindness to all IDP's across Nigeria, since government alone would not be able to provide for them adequately.
“They(IDP's) are our brothers and sisters who have left the comfort of their homes and are now struggling for survival here.
“No matter how little, let us always extend a hand of help to them to complement what government and other donors are doing, ” He avers.
In his remark, Mr Enoch Yohanna, the General Secretary of the IDP camp at New Kuchingoro, who received the items, expressed gratitude for the gesture which he described as very `timely.’
In his words:
“The Christmas season is very close; we thank MMM-Nigeria for bringing these items to us.
“We hope to share them satisfactorily among us for everybody to be happy and have a happy Christmas celebration, “
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