A group of professionals in Ekiti State, under the aegis of E-11, has presented gifts to the less privileged in the state.
It made donations to the needy in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, as well as at nearby Iyin-Ekiti as part of its end-of-the-year activities and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Inmates of Ekiti State Relief and Rehabilitation Centre in Ado-Ekiti and those of the Erelu Adebayo Children’s Home at Iyin-Ekiti got gifts from the group.
Items donated included bags of rice, noodles, clothes, tubers of yam, plastic buckets and other items.
E-11 Chairman, Chief Kola Akosile, who led the delegation, said part of the responsibilities of the group was assisting the needy.
Akosile said: “At this time of festivities, we are here to show our love for the needy. The need to show love and help the less privileged necessitated the step we are taking today.
“We should not look at them as outcasts because they are people like us. Government alone cannot do it; so, we are also doing this to support them.”
The resident officer of Ekiti State Rehabilitation Centre expressed appreciation to E-11 for the gesture and for celebrating with the less privileged.
At the Erelu Adebayo Home in Iyin-Ekiti, Mrs Ajayi Olayinka, who received the items, also expressed appreciation to E-11 for visiting the children and making the donations.
Those in the entourage included the club’s Secretary, Seyi Aiyeleso and a former Deputy speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Chief Tunji Orisalade as well as Mr. Tunde Dada, Mr. Sunday Olajide, Mrs Toyin Ajakaiye, Mrs Funke Owoseni and Prince Bolu Aladesanmi.