Erelu Afedesewa of Aworiland, Chief Mrs Kofoworola Kafayat Orisile has urged Nigerians to embrace love for humanity, which she has described as the ‘best thing in the life of humans’.
Chief Orisile, who is an on-air-personality attached to the Radio Lagos/Eko Fm, stated this on Tuesday at the Ijamido’s Children Home, Ilo-Awela, Ota, where she celebrated her birthday with the Willongbby Children on the 7th of January.
She is known to have a soft spot for humanity as she has taken part in many humanitarian events in the past which was one of the reason she chose to celebrate her birthday in the Children’s Home.
The Ijamido Children’s Home was founded by Mrs. Virginia Irene Willongbby, who died in 1995 aged 91 without a child of her own but leaving behind the children she raised.
Orphans, children who are less privileged, children born by underage parents, abandoned children are raised in this home.
While speaking with the kids, Mrs Orisile described how much love she has for humanity, a gesture that made her to initiate a Foundation which she said ‘is expected to be beneficial to all and sundry’.
Some of her well wishers, who accompanied her to the children’s home described her as an ‘epitome of love’.
In an interview with VOA entertainment correspondent, Chief Mrs Kafayat Orisile said, “I have this natural passion to care for people. I had wanted to pay back to the society in my own little way and I thank God for giving me the zeal to help the vulnerable.
“I think this is the best way to celebrate my birthday. The idea of gathering already satisfied people to celebrate my birthday is not significant. Through this love I’ve shown, these children can look up to us and aspire to become more than what we are today.”
“Nigerians need to imbibe the practice of love for humanity. The world will be a better place if there is love among its people.”
She further implored Nigerians to contribute to Nation’s support through giving out of the little they have to the less privileged without waiting for abundance.
A baby girl, Kofoworola Victory who was brought to the Children’s Home while celebrating the birthday was willed to Mrs Orisile and she must remain the child’s parent till she grows into an adult.
When asked how she felt about the unexpected gift, she said, ‘I was so surprised because i wasn’t expecting such a wonderful gift, but I want to promise that with God’s help I’ll do all I have in my capacity to care for her. Meanwhile, I can not do it alone, I want to call on my sisters and brothers out there to support me in raising this kid and her counterpart.’
She however, appreciated the Matrons of the Ijamido Children’s Home, praying that God will continue to strengthen them to raise the children in an appropriate way.