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US consulate commends Dorian charity home initiative in Ondo



The Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria has commended the initiative of Dorian Home for Charity and Social Development, situated in Idanre, Idanre Local Government area of Ondo State.

Mr Aruna Amirthanayagam, the Counsellor for Public Affairs of the embassy, gave the commendation on Friday during his visit to the charity home.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Home, which is almost completed, has capacity for 600 babies at a time, targeting orphans of between 0 and 10 years old orphans.

NAN also reports that the Home is being built by an indigene of the town, who prefers anonymity.

“This initiative is very commendable and I have never seen this in the country, even in Africa. I have been to different states in Nigeria in the last three years and I have seen different projects, but this is different.

“I am a testimony to this generosity and commitment of one individual and I wish it is successful,” Amirthanayagam said.

He promised that the embassy would facilitate assistance for the Home from some institutions in US.

According to him, US mission provides exchange programmes and brings expatriates on short visit to such initiatives.

Also speaking, Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, described the initiative as laudable.

Alasoadura added that the concept of the initiative was bigger than the general ‘motherless home’ initiative.

“It is an initiative of a young lady who has put resources together to help others.

“The concept is bigger than that of mere orphanage and it is a project that any sane person should love and support. I am supporting it,” he said.

The minister said that people with large hearts would come to the aid of the initiative, saying that it was a fantastic organisation.

He promised to render necessary assistance to ensure that the beneficiaries were comfortable.

Mrs Titi Adeyemi, the state Commissioner for Woman Affairs and Social Development, also described the initiative as a selfless service to the society, saying that the state government was happy and pleased with it.

While calling for the support of philanthropists, donors and corporate bodies, she added that an initiative of such magnitude could not be sustained by just an individual.

Edited By: Muftau Adediran and ‘Wale Sadeeq

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