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Gov Sule lauds Wadada’s orphan initiative

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has lauded Sen. Ahmed Wadada (SDP-Nasarawa West), the founder of Keffi Polo Ranch, for organising a tournament that benefits orphans.

Sule gave the commendation while speaking to newsmen after the final match of the 2024 Keffi Polo Ranch Open Tournament for Orphans in Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state on Sunday

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the final match between Team Malcomines and Team Keffi Ponys ended 3-3 with Team Malcomines emerging champions due to accumulated points gathered in the weeklong annual tournament which started on June 24.

 Sule commended Wadada’s humane gesture which aimed at generating funds to assist orphans in the state with their needs and as well as helping them to actualize their dreams in spite of their situation.

“It is a wonderful initiative. It is a wonderful gesture by Sen. Wadada and for the fact the tournament is for the orphans makes it even better,” he said.

He pointed out that the gesture by Wadada was in line with what President Bola Tinubu had always canvassed for which was for leaders and well-meaning Nigerians to support and cater for the less-privileged and orphans.

“This gesture is in line with our party’s philosophy.

“So, we encourage every well-meaning Nigerian to support the poor and orphans in any way possible that they can,” he said.

The governor pledged to continue to support Wadada and other well-meaning Nigerians, who bring up initiatives to improve the lives of orphans and the less- privileged in the state.

In his response, Wadada expressed gratitude to Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) for supporting the annual event from 2015 and pledged to ensure that proceeds gathered from donations were duly spread across selected orphanages in the state.

“What we do after today’s event is that we take stock of all the various orphanages and then go to the market and get what we can from the proceeds and give to them.

“Their priorities differ. Some orphanage homes may request food and beverages and in some cases, clothings. We also take care of the educational pursuits of the orphans in the homes,” he said.

He said that the initiative was not only for orphans in Nasarawa state alone but to orphans and the poor in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. (NAN

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