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JUNE 12: AKURE BUSINESSMAN TO FETE WIDOWS, OLD WOMEN, ORPHANS IN HONOUR OF M.K.O ABIOLA
As Nigerians prepare to celebrate this year June 12 as the constitutionally recognised Democracy Day in honour of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, Chief Moshood Olawale Abiola, an Akure based businessman, M. C Abiola has lined up activities to commenorate the day.
Abiola, a young entrepreneur said he would be celebrating the June 12 Democracy Day by giving out food stuffs, cash rewards and refreshments to some selected widows, old women, orphans and have-nots in the society as a way to remember the philanthropy gesture of late Abiola.
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The event which was billed to take place in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Wednesday, at Mr. Richs M. C Relaxation and Event Centre, behind Akure City Stadium will also feature live musical band, awards presentation, drama, Ewi (renditions), dances, product exhibition of Mr. Eagle energy drink, documentary on life and time of Chief MKO Abiola and lecture on Yoruba history and culture.
Abiola, who is also the chief promoter of Mr. Richs M. C Relaxation and Event Centre noted that the main focus of the celebration is to reawake the philanthropy gesture of the late MKO Abiola and replicate his care and support for poor masses.
“I am very happy that the Federal government finally recognised June 12 as the nation’s Democracy Day and also honoured the acclaimed winner, Chief MKO Abiola. This is a good step in the right direction and every Yoruba man and woman must join in the celebration by giving kudos to President Mohammodu Buhari for this rear displace of statesmanship.
“We’re using the occasion to celebrate with our widows, old women, orphans, destitute, less privileged and street children where they will be entertained and also received gifts such as food items, provisions, cash and other materials for them to feel better, loved and happy, as our own little way to replicate and relive the late philanthropist, MKO Abiola,” M. C Abiola stated.
He however urged other wealthy Nigerians and businessmen to imbibe the culture of giving and caring for the poor as preached and practiced by late MKO Abiola during his lifetime, stressing that such practice is the best way to remember, honour and immortalise the late business mogul.