Pega & Friends Foundation rounded the year 2022 and started the new year by giving back to society.
Part of the foundation’s event as year 2022 came to a close and ushered in the year 2023 include the commissioning of a water project in Gbogidi Health Centre, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The Founder and Director of Pega & Friends Foundation, Prince Ekunola Gbenga Abraham, was accompanied by members of the foundation, the hospital Matron Mrs Oliyide Basirat Olamiji, and staff of the health Centre, and other community leaders and indigenes in Yewa South to commission the project.
The foundation also offset the medical expenses of a patient suffering from Testicular Hydrocele in Ilaro with medical outreach in some villages including Pahayi-Yewa.
Pega and Friends Foundation, a non-profit organisation was founded in 2010 by Prince Abraham, from Ogun state.
Since its birth, the foundation is reputed for bringing together great people of like minds with the aim of channeling all available resources to help less privileged persons in society.
The hospital matron Mrs Oliyide appreciated the foundation for the gesture, commending it for adding value to the health centre by the provision of the water and prayed that more developments will come to the community through the foundation.
The staff, patients and members of the community were excited about the water project and also prayed for the prosperity of the foundation and urged other good spirited organisations and individuals to emulate the gesture of Pega and Friends Foundation.
Prince Ekunola encouraged the management of the clinic and community to maintain the water project, tasking them to take ownership and see the project as theirs and therefore protect it from being abused or damaged.
Speaking earlier at the palace of Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, Olu Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Ekunola said his decision to reconstruct and commission water project in Gbogidi Health Center was “divine and timely” adding that most health centres in Ogun West need massive state government interventions.
Responding, Oba Olugbenle said he was excited at PEGA’s gesture and prayed that God will further enable the foundation to extend her milk of kindness to the community beyond the water project and other projects they have been doing across the nation.
As part of its commitment to philanthropy, the foundation equally visited the Nigerian Correctional Service in Ilaro, Ogun State, where it donated food items, toiletries, groceries, clippers among other items and also sponsored some inmates for NECO and NABTED exams.
Speaking at the Correctional Center, Ekunola said, “The major reason we embarked on this project is because there are so many people there who do not have anyone to support them in one way or the other. They have been forgotten by their family, friends and relations, we had to do this to keep their hope alive and make sure they are still happy even while serving their terms at the correctional centre. In all, love is what we stand for.”
Thanking the foundation for the donation and other interventions, the officer in charge, the Deputy Controller, Mr. John Ilesanmi Itannrin said, “On behalf of the staff and inmates of Ilaro Custodial Centre, I sincerely wish to thank you for your noble minded contribution to ameliorate the plights of the inmates of the custodial centre., he further appreciated the foundation of the water project which was commissioned by the foundation four years ago at the centre which the centre still benefiting from till date.
“We sincerely pray that the Lord Almighty, in His infinite mercy, will continue to shower His blessings upon your enviable organisation.”
Similarly, the foundation donated hospital items in some hospitals across Yewaland, including Idogo Health Center, Oke-Ela Health Center, Library Health center and the General Hospital, Ilaro.
The handover activities were concluded at the centres where bed sheets, pampers and other items were received by the hospital administration.
“Our aim is to ensure that we improve the state of healthcare in the country, these hospitals had a need and when our intelligence team informed us about this, we did not hesitate to provide the hospital items. These will go a long way in ensuring the hospitals continue to serve more people with improved items,” says Prince Ekunola while handing over items at hospitals.
Speaking after the charity obligations to its beneficiaries across the country, Prince Ekunola noted further that the foundation was focused at enhancing the quality of life of Nigerians by promote health, socio-economic development and status of vulnerable and disadvantaged women, children, youths and men in community and welfare, character management & rehabilitation programs for inmates.
Other activities carried out by the foundation to end the year 2022 and ushee in year 2023 include get-together party, general meeting, football competition, poolside discussion among the members of the foundation, among others.
At the event to round up for the year had Alhaji Sule Alao Malaika as guest artist. He entertained the guests and dignitaries at the event which include His Royal Majesty Oba Ololade Makinde, the Oniwoye of Iwoye-Yewa, Council of Baale Ogun West, Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun CEO IBD Imperial Ltd, Chief Ajileye Babatunde Sunday CEO JULANKY NIG. Ltd (Sunday Ibadan), Alhaji Mufutau Omotayo Atanda Issa CEO HASHABI Globa Oil and Gas ltd (Mufu Ijebu), Alhaji Akeem Babatunde Ibrahim CEO HIMBAB GAS LTD, Mr. Thomas Matthew CEO SETMAT OIL AND GAS, Chief Adedeju Ogunleye, the Olori Odo of Ilaro, members of Inumidun squard, among others.