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Laulat Global Foundation Erects Modern Borehole, Empowers Youths In Lagos

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Laulat Global Foundation Erects Modern Borehole, Empowers Youths In Lagos

A community development focused group, Laulat Global Foundation has erected a new borehole at Sholawon Street, Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ikorodu area of Lagos State in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 6 aimed at ensuring ‘clean water and sanitation for all’ to help cushion the lack of potable water in the area.

The commissioning was carried out on Thursday, 26th August 2021, by the Chief Missioner of Ansarudeen Mosque,Igbogbo Branch, Alhaji Lookman Abdulrasak Abdulmunarak, who commended the Founder of Foundation, Prince Olayiwola Shotomiwa for setting an enviable standard for other residents with the capacity to do more for the people.

Chief Missioner of Ansarudeen Mosque,Igbogbo Branch, Alhaji Lookman Abdulrasak Abdulmunarak Commissioning the water project

According to the initiator of the community development driven Foundation, Prince Olayiwola , the foundation became necessary because of the need to fill a vacuum in terms of meeting people’s immediate needs at the grassroots and complementing some of the activities of government in the area of empowerment and poverty alleviation.

Founder of Laulat Global Foundation, Prince Olayiwola Shotomiwa

“Laulat Global Foundation was established in 2020 after my 50th birthday alongside my Children as a way of giving back to society. Since its establishment, we have strived to provide succour to the aged and widows while providing human capacity development for young people in Igbogbo-Baiyeku.

 

“This project is people-driven, I believe that if more people in this local community pull resources together, more people can be pulled out of poverty and it would have a spiral effect on the socio-economic positioning of the community,” he said while speaking to BlackBox Nigeria via phone during the commissioning of the modern borehole facility.

He further stated that during the first COVID-19 Lockdown, in Nigeria, Laulat Global Foundation came to the rescue of many by having palliatives in cash gifts of N5,000 to 35 people in 2020, and during the second round of lockdown, it gave N20,000 to 5 families.

Speaking with the Financial Secretary of the Foundation who also doubles as one of the Coordinators, Mrs Abimbola Awokoya, said aside from the above-stated empowerment, the LGF in partnership with God First Business Centre, a Computer Training School in Igbogbo, trained 6 Youths in Computer Education, provided 10 Youths with Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination forms and 20 with GCE forms in 2021. Last year, the Foundation also provided 8 people with GCE forms in 2020, provided a sewing machine for 2 people, a video camera for 1 individual and an Oven and Gas for another 1 indigents in Igbogbo community to start small scale business.

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