Hajia Aminat Adebayo-Shittu, the President and Founder of  Ideal Forum Initiative (IFI), says the non-governmental organisation is  committed to  supporting the vulnerable in the society.

Adebayo-Shittu spoke in Ibadan at the public presentation and lecture of  the  non-governmental organisation which had as  theme:“ Sacrificing for Humanity.’’

She said that no fewer than 500 people had already  benefited from the  humanitarian gesture of the organisation.

The founder and wife  of the communications minister said that the organisation came into existence to give hope to  orphans, widows and those  living with disabilities.

READ ALSO  Schools discipline: Osun sets to deploy 600 education marshals

“It has always been on my mind to help the needy and vulnerable in the society. There are a lot of them around and Ideal Forum Initiative   came into existence to give hope to  orphans, widows, less privileged and  physically challenged.

“ I want to assure them that it is a new dawn for them. Please continue to pray for us so that we would get more help too from those who have so that we can reach more people.

READ ALSO  As Kerry visits Nigeria: Tambuwal, US Institute discuss access to education, counter-terrorism

“This is not our first time of providing for the vulnerable but we are now more determined and hope  to take it to a higher level by capturing more beneficiaries,” she said.

The wives of Kwara and Ogun  governors, Omolewa Ahmed and  Olufunso Amosun respectively, also canvassed  for sustained efforts  to assist the needy.

READ ALSO  PDP hails girls’ freedom, faults swap deal

The duo, who were represented at the event,  recounted how their individual pet projects in their respective states  helped reduce poverty.

Dignitaries at the occasion included  Oba Adedamola Badmus, the Olu-Aso of Iberekodoland, Igboora, High Chief Lekan Balogun,the Otun-Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lateef Adebimpe, the Asipa Balogun of Ibadanland and Prof. Olatunde Fawole, Rector, The Polytechnic,  Ibadan.(NAN)