N251M: South South Have More Number of Orphanage Homes Compared to Other Regions – Umukoro tells Davido


Isoko born social media enthusiast cum blogger, Umukoro Marxwell Oghenero has urged Popular Nigerian superstar Singer, David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido, to ensure smooth, accountable and transparent disbursement of cash gift to orphanage homes and foundations across the nation.

Umukoro who disclosed this, following looming reports on social media that, the money may not cut across all orphanage homes in the 36 states of the country, which eventually means that the cash would only be doled out to selected regions in the country.

He, however, opined that the action of the Superstar singer which has continually remain a song of praise among Nigerians should not be thwarted by few persons for selfish gains, noting that the money which was given by the singer due to his philanthropical exploits to the less privileged must be distributed across the country and not to a selected few homes. He enjoined Davido not to be dissuaded in having a routine check to ensuring that: ‘what is good for the goose is equally good for the gander’.

It would be recalled that Top Singer, Davido had a jokingly mood posted his account details on his Twitter handle asking for financial succour from colleagues which eventually led to him realising about Two Hundred and One Million Naira(N201m) within a space of Two days.

The singer in his usual way of giving to the needy, donated the cash realized to orphanages in the country and also added his own N50m making the total cash N251m barely few days to his 29th birthday.

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Describing the move as one of its best, Umukoro appealed to the singer to ensure even distribution of the cash to all the 36 states of the federation by keeping a close eye on the committees appointed to disburse the cash in order to avoid lousy motives. Adding that they ( the committees) should discharge their respective duties with utmost equity and fairness.

He, however, directed the attention of the singer and disbursement committee to give priority to the South South region of the country, stating that the number of orphanages in the region was much compared to other regions most especially Delta state, where he said number of orphans keep increasing by the day.

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