Wednesday, 6 September, 2023 was a memorable day for some patients at the renowned Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, as members of the Charitable Wisemen Club Of Nigeria extend their philanthropical crusade to the patients.
A total sum of N1.5 million was disbursed to hospital patients that can’t afford their medical bills.
The NGO started as a normal Whatsapp group which was initially intended to be a social club before it metamorphosed into a legally incorporated registered foundation after a decision was made by its members.
Fueling the main objective of effecting positive change in society, the all male club which did not only began operation four years ago but has served its purpose since inception.
The group consists of like mind friends and business partners.
The Club President, Mr. Olanrewaju Akeem Oladele speaking on behalf of the members, said, “we were made to understand giving for the club is more like a divine calling which cannot be ignored, reason each club member raise funds from their personal purse to accomplish any set charitable projects”.
He stated that the gesture is beyond an annual scheme as it was recently recorded that the pupils of the prestigious Vetland Grammar School, Oko Oba, Agege benefitted as desk, chairs and other items were donated to the school.
The Foundation had also reached out to market women, the widows and the less privileged while it is presently planning to donate relief materials to some orphanage homes before end of the year.
The Club President stated further that the foundation is aiming at spreading the arms of philanthropism across Nigeria.
The 27-member Club is open to collaborations from inspiring individuals, financial institutions and the government.
The club’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Oluwole Christopher Tugbobo stated that the club has made positive impact in the society.
“Charity has been our watchword just as the name implies, we see the need for us to be here to make sure the internally generated funds is being properly dispatched by the LASUTH Welfare Management to the recipients,” said Tugbobo
Mr. Kayode Araoye, Director of LASUTH Social Welfare Department alongside a fellow Social Welfare Officer, Mr. Jamiu Idris expressed gratitude to the Charitable Wisemen Club Of Nigeria assuring that the funds will be appropriately shared across board to the needy such as the children, medical, surgical and O&G .