‘What we have is not too much, but the little we have should be shared with love,’- Emem Bob Akinyemiju, Lagos Chapter coordinator FGGC, Lejja Alumnae.

ALUMNAE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIRLS COLLEGE, LEJJA-ENUGU STATE Lagos chapter, celebrated May 27, 2017 Childrens Day with residents of Aiyetoro 1 community.

The palace of Baale of Aiyetoro 1, Baale Saheed Adesegun Fakunle was a hive of humanitarian activities, when the Alumnae of FGGC, Lejja, Lagos chapter decided to share food items and toiletries to mothers on behalf of children.

Responding to a question at the event, Doris Onyehara, an executive member of the Alumnae, said most mothers who are less-privileged should enjoy the days celebration by giving them some of the food items here to cook at home for their children. ‘We wanted them to have a feel of childrens day, and that’s why we are here to celebrate with them,’ she said.

Mrs. Waliu, a mother who was a beneficiary of FGCC, Lejja Lagos Chapter foodstuffs, said the gifts were timely especially in this time of Ramadan. ‘Most people in their homes do not have what to break their fast with, this foodstuff will go a long way to make some household to be happy tonight,’ she said excitedly in Yoruba.

Baale Saheed Adesegun Fakunle, the Baale of Aiyetoro 1 was full of appreciation to the benevolent gesture of the alumni who are Class 2000. He wanted the group to do more for the community. ‘On behalf of my people, we appreciate your good work, but like Oliver Twist, we still want more,’ he said. He said the community would be delighted to have the Alumnae of FGGC, Lejja Lagos Chapter visited them again.

While addressing the crowd of people who are mainly mothers, Emem Bob Akinyemiju, who is the Alumnae Coordinator of the Lagos chapter Unity School, said it was important that the mothers who are around to receive the food stuffs on behalf of their children to bear with them, and accept what they have brought. She said: ‘What we have is not too much, but the little we have should be shared with love.’

In the end, over 150 mothers received food items and toiletries on behalf of their children as many beamed with smiles after receiving their gifts. President of the Alumni, Emem Bob Akinyemiju, thanked Baale of Aiyetoro for hosting them in his community, as she presented the Baale with some special gifts too.