Ramandam Kareem: Again, Engr. Ben Akak splashes gift items, food, cash to Muslim community in Calabar

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The Chairman and founder of the Ben Akak Foundation has again, Thursday, visited another Muslim community, this time, the ones domicile in Nassarawa Community, Calabar.

The Foundation doled out gifts, cash and food items to enable the Muslim faithfuls who are currently observing their fast within the Nassarawa community.

Engr. Akak also commended the people for being loving and peaceful to the Cross River State Government. According to the Chairman, “it is because of the love and peace you have maintained for a long period of time which is one of the reasons for the visit and to provide succour knowing too well that after the Ramadan fasting and prayer, you will need food to break the fast with”.

The Chairman of BAF further admonished the people to maintain peace and love which has been in their culture.

Also speaking during the visit, the Honourable Member, State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chris Njah, urged the Nassarawa Community to support the vision of Engr. Akak for a better Cross River and to also tell others about the foundation and their humanitarian activities, stressing that he has known Ben Akak for over two decades; describing him as reliable, sincere and accountable.

In his vote of thanks, the Head of Nassarawa Community, Sark. Alh. Sani Baba Gombe, appreciated the foundation and its leadership for such a visit in this period of Ramadan where Muslim faithfuls will have need of what to eat after breaking the daily fasting and prayer. According to him, “no one has ever done this in our community. We have been neglected for long periods of time by the political leaders”.

BAF at Bogo Biri
The Chairman and CEO of Ben Akak Foundation and Bengies Group of Companies on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the Muslim Community in Calabar the state capital metropolis. According to the Chairman, “the essence of the visit is to demonstrate how valuable you are to the Ben Akak Foundation and to commemorate with you during this period of Ramadan. We believe in love which is the essence of mankind. That is why we are here to show love to the downtrodden, the poor, the needy and the entire community”. He stressed further by saying, “your prayers at this moment can be of help to the Foundation’s growth”.

Engr. Akak also buttressed that the community has been known for her peaceful coexistence with the state. He later admonished the leaders of the Muslim Community to create awareness of the foundation to their people.

In his vote of thanks to the foundation, the Special Assistant on Trade and Industries to the Digital Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, Alhaji Abdu Bayaro, thanked Engr. Akak for the maximum love shown to them. According to him, “since 2019 after the general election, no politician or leader has visited the Muslim Community except our Digital Governor Prof. Ben Ayade. For you to have come today to see us, just like the way you came with gifts at the heat of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 when we were very hungry, it shows you have the people of the community at heart. May God continue to bless and grant your heart desires”.

Engr Ben Akak took BAF to Bogo Biri to celebrate Ramadan Kareem with the Muslim Ummah in Calabar
Akak in dark shades addressing the Muslim community in Calabar yesterday

Those who graced the events were Hon. Chris Njah, Member State House of Assembly, CRS, the Vice Chairman of Calabar Municipal, Rt. Hon. Bassey Agbor Usang, Special Assistant to the Cross River State governor, Hon. Austine Ibok, former Counselor, Hon. Shedrach Asuquo, community and religious leaders.

Highlight of the event were the presentation of gift, food items, cash donation. Prayers were also offered by the religious leaders to the foundation.


Ita Bassey writes from BAF