Foundation Inaugurates N20m Orphanage Building


The Okotayo Foundation
for Orphans, Widows and the Vulnerable last Saturday inaugurated two buildings worth over N20 million to cater for orphans in Abuja.
The eight room structure, located within the Kurudu community of the Federal Capital Territory, was donated by Pastor Bayo Ayinla.
Ayinla told journalists that the gesture was to appreciate God’s blessings to his family by sharing it with the less privileged.
“The donation was to appreciate God’s love and care to our family and to extend a helping hand to the vulnerable to benefit from the goodness of God.
“We decided to set up the orphanage to provide a happy and conducive home for the orphans and the less privileged in the society.
“Through the running of the orphanage, we shall also care, guide, train and educate the orphans, abandoned children and the less privileged’’, he added.
He said the orphanage would also render social and economic services to the community, including the empowerment of widows and provision of fee vocational and skills training.
“The foundation is an NGO, non-faith based, non-profit organisation, founded in February to cater for orphans, widows and vulnerable in the society.
“The foundation also has ongoing projects in the FCT and Nasarawa State to provide medical assistance, educational materials and sundry items to identified orphans, widows and vulnerable people.”
He said the foundation has secured 23 plots of land in Abuja to build a permanent place for the orphanage.
Also speaking, Mrs Roselyn Ayinla, the wife of the proprietor, told newsmen that foundation was also assisting students with scholarship, and supporting widows to be self reliant.
“We sunk a bore hole worth N1 million and a structure worth over N2 million for the widows at Pelesi village in Nasarawa state,’’ she said.
She called on Nigerians to be their brothers’ keeper, adding that, “one should not wait to get millions to help the needy, with just N1, 000 a life could be turned around”.
The Head of Gwagwalada Dunamis Church, Pastor David Majiyebo supervised the inauguration of the structures and advised the community to use the building for the purpose it was meant for.