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GIPLC marks 16th anniversary with disbursement of over N20m to less-privileged Nigerians in 36 states, FCT

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The Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care, GIPLC, has begun the disbursement of N500,000 each to all the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to less-privileged Nigerians as part of activities marking its 16th anniversary.

The program, tagged Touching Lives, began in Abuja with the disbursement of N5million cash to subsidise healthcare for sick children, widows and other patients battling terminal diseases.

Also, wheelchairs worth N800,000 were distributed to women with disabilities the same day i nthe FCT.

Speaking during the distribution ceremony on Monday, the Coordinator of the programme, Nuhu Fulani-Kwajafa, said the essence of the disbursement is to appreciate God for the gift of life and his countless blessings.

He said: “Little as ten to fifty thousand naira can do a lot for some people, it can save lives, feed some people and pay school fees for children of widows.

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“As we move on we expect other notable Nigerians to join us with the little they have to bless people who need help. It can go a long way in saving lives.”

According to him, on the second day, N250,000 was donated to 8-year-old Na’ima for her treatment in Zamfara State.

He said: “On 14th May, 2022, the second day of the programme, N250,000 was donated to Lynne Ngusseer Adi, an accident victim in Abuja, who has been bedridden for over 2 years.

“N250,000 was shared between 8–year-old Husseina and 12-year-old Success for their drugs at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital.

“Nsukka in Enugu benefited N500,000 was shared with different patients in hospitals. Saturday will be Asaba in Delta and Bauchi states. This work continues until all the states in the country get their share.”

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GIPLC is a non-governmental, non-faith-based, not-for-profit charity organisation, founded in 2006 to cater for orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria (0 – 9 years).

In 2011, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, had called on the Federal Government to give the founder of the NGO, Nuhu Kwajafa, a national award.

Similarly, many Nigerians on social media, especially those who follow activities of the NGO via @giplcofficial on Twitter commended Mr Nuhu-Kwajafa for his continuous effort in touching people’s lives.

The NGO had sometimes ago paid for the separation of conjoined twins and took a girl who has no skull for treatment in John Hopkins Hospital in the United States.

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The GIPLC is also responsible for giving new life to Ali Chibok, a child who was run over by Boko Haram on the day they kidnapped the Chibok school girls.

Ali Chibok’s back was broken until GIPLC came to his aid. He was brought to Abuja from Chibok and later taken to Dubai for surgery.

The boy who never walked since he was almost killed by Boko Haram now walks and lives a normal life.

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