Nigerian singer and music producer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has been called upon to extend his donation to the Northern part of the country.
Naija News recalls that Davido recently made a huge donation to orphanage homes across the country after receiving hundreds of millions of Naira from his friends ahead of his 29th birthday days ago.
The singer’s gesture of love caught the attention of some political leaders as well as top religious leaders who commended the massive donation, especially as it has gone to homeless children.
Having showered praises on Davido for such an act of love, a group of Muslim and Christian leaders across the North have called on the famous musician to extend his humanitarian gesture to the North.
A statement credited to the general overseer of Christ evangelical and life intervention ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna State, Pastor Yohanna Buru, said he and other top Northern Muslims and Christians clerics would like to call Davido’s attention to the North.
Pastor Buru, who addressed the musician on behalf of the religious leaders, said the region is in dire need of humanitarian assistance and that now is the best time to receive such.
He said humanitarian assistance is needed in some Northern Nigerian orphanage homes, given the increasing number of orphans and widows that arena critical need of such support.
The clergymen urged other wealthy musicians, philanthropists including Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and all concerned Civil society of Groups in Nigeria (CSOs) with association with NEMA, SEMA, UNICEF, O and other child aid organizations across the country, to strengthen such a wonderful gesture which is geared toward reducing hardship being faced by some of the orphans in the country, most especially in the North-east and North-west region.
The religious leaders extend their appeal to the entire Northern -traditional and modern musicians, top celebrities, actors, film industries and wealthy individuals and corporate organizations to emulate Davido’s gesture with the aim of reducing hardship faced by millions of orphans and widows in the region.
Naija News understands that Buru made the call while speaking at an interactive session with other Christians and Muslims clerics to promote peaceful co-existence among different faith-led organizations and encourage unity in Kaduna State to mark the end of the world international Tolerance week as recognized by the United Nations.
He said: “The call becomes mandate given of the Millions of children that are forced to turn into orphans due to Boko haram attacks, cattle rustling, banditry, kidnapping, Terrorism and ethnoreligious, political attacks that have been disturbing peace and stability in many communities across the North.”
Pastor Buru further called on all the 774 LG’s chairmen across the country, to be cheerful towards changing the lives of orphans for a better future.
Buru said: “A large number of children were turned into orphans due to continuous bandit attacks in the North and hence the need to appeal to Davido and other too wealthy musicians to kindly remember some orphanage homes and some kids at various IDP CAMPS across the northern part of the country.
“The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity. It may, therefore, be distinguished from development aid, which seeks to address the underlying socioeconomic factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency.”
He called on Davido to also consider the orphanage homes in the North when disbursing the ₦250m million which he earmarked for humanitarian services for orphanage homes in the South.
“There are many blessings awaiting for Davido on earth and in Paradise. Almighty God has a way of blessing anyone that helps orphans or widows,” he said.
He called on the National President of Performing Musician Associations of Nigeria to be organise concerts geared toward raising funds to help the Internally displaced persons (IDPs ) and orphanage homes across the country.
“Humanitarian aid is important because it provides life-saving assistance to people affected by conflicts, disasters and poverty. Humanitarian aid is vital in reducing the impact of crises on communities, helping recovery and improving preparedness for future emergencies,” he said.
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