Okokomaiko is an area in the town of Ojo, located in Lagos State, along the Lagos- Badagry Expressway. This is because suspected cultists have taken over the area perpetrating all sorts of crimes. Worst hit in this situation are people living around Oluwalopeye Street. Many families are in complete dilemma on whether to continue co-habiting with the cultists since they have turned the street into their base. They fear that apart from the insecurity created by these dangerous youths, they risk exposing their children to the unholy lifestyle of the cultists who give no damn about the people living in the community. Many of its residents lack access to clean water, bad road, sanitation, food or even resources to train their children in school.
Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. Christmas spirit is a spirit of love, a time of giving and allowing love of fellow men prevail, because God is love. As people all over the world celebrate Christmas, Nnaedozie Thomas Foundation is not left out.
Nnaedozie Thomas Foundation (NTF) in the spirit of Christmas and love for the poor takes to the street of Okokomaiko on 25th December,2021 to reach out to the homeless poor and hungry on the street who are mostly not Christians. These are beggars who sleep on the street corners in an open air, due to their inability to put a roof over their head and that of their family due to poverty.
Distribution of cooked food and drinks were made to more than 300 beggars on the street with an intention to make them experience the joy of Christmas. This gesture attracted people from various houses and buildings who in turn came out to benefit from this kind gesture. As they received theirs, there were smiles on their faces, which in turned filled the members of NTF and their volunteers with joy.
For us at NTF, it is a priority to celebrate Christmas with the needy and the lowly; this is the meaning of Christmas and our way of bringing the joy of Christmas to every heart.
God bless you real good
God bless you real good.
Amen and thank you