By Nnamdi Duru
FUG Pensions Limited, one of the licensed Pension Fund Administrators (PFA) in the country, has donated some necessities to inmates of the Bales of Mercy Orphanage, Gbagada in Lagos State.
The Deputy General Manager in charge of Investment in the company, Mrs. Ngozi Chuks-Okeke, who led the delegation from the PFA; said the gesture was in the spirit of the new year and to join other Nigerians in providing shelter and comfort for the less privileged.
The purpose of the visit, according to Chuks-Okeke, was also to support the effort of the management of the orphanage in caring for abandoned children.
She commended the effort of the management of the orphanage, noting that orphanages have one thing in common with her organisation, the business of caring for and guaranteeing a brighter future for people.
She emphasised that Bales of Mercy is in the business of bringing abandoned children to the orphanage and helping to form their young minds towards becoming better individuals in future while FUG Pensions is charged with positioning workers for comfort in retirement.
Receiving the delegation, the Director in charge of the home, Mrs. Ngozi Enyi-Igbokwe, team them on a tour round the orphanage, where they related with the children whose ages ranged from one to eleven months.
She expressed appreciation of the management of the company for the gift items presented and called on other privileged Nigerians to visit orphanages and other facilities set up to cater for the less privileged across the country.
The Director of the home, explained that the orphanage was borne out of her “life-long desire to help the less privileged” around her.
She said she feels fulfilled whenever she helps the less privileged, adding that because of her belief that children should be raised in a family environment, the policy of the orphanage is to give the children up for adoption early to families disposed to adopting them.
Enyi-Igbokwe also confirmed that nine of the children that have been brought to the orphanage have been adopted, stressing that with their regular visits to the adopting families they have been able to confirm that the children were in good hands.