President of Timeless Impact Club (TIC) Lagos, Tunde Lawal, has called on Nigerians to give generously to the less privileged in the society and do more to take kids off the streets and give them hope for the safety of everyone.
“Some of us only give to members of our family but we need to cultivate the attitude of giving to people outside our family. Everybody needs us and our failure to know that increases the number of ‘area boys’ on the streets. They will be off the road if we generously donate because getting them off the roads will also give us the freedom to move freely,” he said.
Speaking after donating mattresses, fans, pillows, among other materials to the Agege Public Healthcare Centre to mark its yearly Impact Day, Lawal said: “We are here for the community service day of the club. The last one took place in Abeokuta where we visited an orphanage home. This year, we decided to come to Agege after we identified the need of the healthcare centre.
“We are a new club, we are just four years in existence but we have contributed to the society. Aside donating materials, we take up cases once we are able to identify individuals that need sponsorship for programmes, education, or skills empowerment.
The vice president of the club and head of Community Service, Michael Osinloye, said: “We decided to go to a remote location, and we felt Agege is one of the locations in Lagos that get the least government attention. Hospitals in Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Surulere and Ikeja get some attention from the government and other humanitarian organisations. Assistant Director, Nursing Service, Public Healthcare Centre, Mrs Abimbola Oguntokun, referred to the donation as a prompt intervention and urged them to come back to do more for the healthcare centre.