In a quest to take care of the aged and not allowing them feel abandoned, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has donated N2 million and acres of land for construction of elderly people’s home in Ile-Ife, Osun.
Ooni gave the donation at the Ife Ooye Elegant Women Association Worldwide, Historic Fund Raising/Launching for the Construction of Elderly People’s Home in Ile-Ife, on Saturday.
The Oba, who was represented at the occasion by his wife, Queen Wuraola Ogunwusi, commended the organisers of the programme for their concerns for the aged and for improving their lives and providing for them.
He said that history would not forget them and their names would be written in gold.
He promised not leave them alone, saying he would fully support them financially, physically and morally for the success of the programme.
Speaking at the occasion, Mrs Temilomo Lawal, the President of the Association, gave thanks to God for giving them the heart to serve.
Lawal said that observation revealed that loneliness could lead to sudden death of some aged people and this prompted them to gather together to build for the aged and to properly cater for them.
She called for the support of indigenes, philanthropists, NGOs and stakeholders to ensure the success of the programme.