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"Nigeria Has No Business With Poverty If..." Esther Ajay Foundation

Government, corporate Nigerians and individuals have been urged to embrace the spirit of giving to improve the living standard Nigerians living in poverty.

This was disclosed by a Non Government Organisation (NGO), with interest in giving and working to galvanize people to give, Esther Ajayi Foundation in a statement issued in Lagos, Nigeria.

With the mission to change people's lives through the power of giving, Esther Ajayi Foundation aims to take people out of poverty, provide shelter to the homeless, give hope to the underprivileged and to  stretch out a hand to those in need of a second chance.

In a statement signed by the founder of the foundation, Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi, the NGO also seeks to end child labour.

The statement reads in parts: "we also promote children's rights and education, empower women through gender equality, support indigenous rights and advocate for peaceful societies on the local and global levels.

"Our aim is not only to become a world class humanitarian organisation, but also to inspire new generation of givers among civil society and the business arena. We believe that one of the greatest gifts we have, is the spirit of giving.

"We believe that by inspiring the corporate and business world as well as civil society to choose giving as a way of life, a peaceful and inclusive societies could be achieved around the globe".

The foundation that has been to five different countries namely; Israel, England, Ghana, Bulgaria and Nigeria, according to the founder, will be inaugurated in United States of America (USA), in July this year.

Reinstating its commitment to eradicate poverty in Nigeria, Reverend Mother Ajayi, who is the General Overseer of Love of Christ Generation Church, United Kingdom, said the foundation gave one million naira each to seven entrepreneurs to start up their businesses in Nigeria during the last Ovation Carol celebration and promised not to relent in its good works.

The cleric, whose next birthday in April would be celebrated with the downtrodden in the society however urged other well meaning Nigerians to cultivate the habit of giving to make life meaningful and worth living for the less privileged.

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