ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.
No fewer than two thousand five hundred artisans and unemployed youths ( 2500) have been targeted to benefit from empowerment programmes organised by the Bafa Foundation in Lokoja, kogi state capital.
Addressing Journalists on the development on Tuesday, in Lokoja, the foundation representative, Mr Sunday Abidoye disclosed that the essence of the foundation is to uplift the standard of living of the vulnerable citizenry .
According to him the Bafa Foundation is a non governmental organization which is an offshoot of Bafa Multilurpose Cooperative society operating in kogi state has been undertaken lives saving projects for the unemployed and the vulnerable persons stressing that it has set in motion projects that will transform over 2500 individuals in the state
He added that the project is in addition to the already established empowerment program that had covered 1500 kogi indigenes across the three senatorial districts .
Abidoye explained that the target beneficiaries of the programme include Artisans, traders, hairdressers, laundry operators, barbers, tailors and road side mechanics .
Abidoye stated that aside the Foundation’s head office in Lokoja, it has branches in Okene, Kabba, Idah, Anyigba and Ankpa from where Bafa has been assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to flourish in their respective line of businesses.
“It is no more news that our nation, Nigeria has been officially announced as the global headquarters of poverty. This revelation is not exactly made so that government can be insulted or castigated.
“it was revealed so that humanitarian concerns and philanthropic gesture could be made by those who have enough to those who have not. It is in the light of this that the BAFA FOUNDATION is working with like minds to banish extreme poverty from Nigeria through the “TOUCH A LIFE INITIATIVE program” He informed.
Meanwhile Mrs Joy Isah and Kende Magaji , beneficiaries of the Bafa Foundation commended the organisation for taking them out of extreme poverty and called on other NGOs to emulate them to change the poverty narratives plaguing the nation.