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With 87 million Nigerians living on less than 1 dollar a day, Nigeria is considered the poverty capital of the world. It is projected that this figure will rise by 30 million by 2030 and all before the Advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Lagos alone, the epicenter of the pandemic, over 12 million struggle to feed their families daily.
Against this backdrop and in support of the efforts of both government and corporate entities, a business woman, Funmilayo Orekoya and her Successful Angels conceived an innovative solution of ending hunger and poverty in our communities.
According to Orekoya, Successful Angels, a non-profit, non-governmental organization which focusses on women recently donated an undisclosed sum of money to some staff of Lagos State waste management authority, Lawma and residents of Monkey Village in a bid to help cushion the effect of the covid-19 lockdown in the state.
They remarked that the covid-19 pandemic has made it glaringly obvious to all that poverty crisis cannot be solved by government alone.
They also used the occasion to express their heartfelt desire for every single individual who has the means to play an active role in alleviating poverty in Nigeria.