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Group fetes beggars at Eid el-Fitr

A group of volunteers under the umbrella of Volunteering for All (VFA) has celebrated the Eid el-Fitr celebration with some beggars in Lagos. The group, which offered foods, drinks, among other items for the beggars at the Home of Destitute in Ebute Metta Area of Lagos, said beyond the merriment, the essence of the holy month was to share happiness and joy with fellow human beings.

The event, which was tagged Outreach to Beggars, was coordinated by Mr. Ahmed Oyeleke and Rasheedat Olarinoye, who noted that the group has been on other personal projects to make life good for everyone.

Stating that the group is a non-religious, non-ethnic and non-governmental organisation with the sole purpose of connecting prospective volunteers to volunteering opportunities in Nigeria, Oyeleke said; “We thank every volunteer and donor who made this a huge success.

This was funded with help from family, friends and social media donations. “This success is marked by heartfelt reflection of joy and appreciation on the beggars’ faces, which they couldn’t contain as they shower prayers and goodwill messages on the volunteers.”

He continued; “This is just one of our many activities to ensure that people are happy regardless of their social-economic status, gender, or ethno-religious classes.

This support channel was created with the aim of connecting prospective volunteers to volunteering opportunities in Nigeria, and so far, we have over 500 volunteers who have volunteered for over 30 non-governmental organisations.” Meanwhile, Professor Afeez Oladosu has tasked Muslims to avoid a return to sins after Ramadan.

“To fast therefore is to enter a contract with the divine – a contract which cannot be voided by Him but you and me. To fast during the month of Ramadan is to not be an angel during the month only to become a demon at other times,” he said in a document obtained by New Telegraph. “To fast during Ramadan is to enter into a divine transaction with your creator which would mature for the rest of the year until the next Ramadan.

Yes, that you fasted during the month of Ramadan meant you became conscious of the less privileged in our milieu. “But the completion of fasting does not translate to the occlusion or deletion of the less privileged from our reality.

Thus not to assist them anymore would amount to infidelity to the oath we swore to during the month of Ramadan – that like the Almighty, we shall be compassionate to those who are not as fortunate and privileged like ourselves,” he concluded.

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