MMM Nigeria donated about N2.5 Million to hospital patients in Ibadan, Oyo State, who are sick with deadly ailments and without hope of settling their hospital bills.
One of the participants of MMM Nigeria, Eleyele Benjamin, spoke at the event saying MMM’s “Save a life” Charity programme is one of the basic reasons for thr formation of the group in order to give assistance to people who are in need as opposed to the common perception that it was established with the intention of defrauding members of the public.
“what we do in our community is providing help for each other. We provide for people in need at a time when other people who don’t need, pay for them and get rewarded after 30 days.
“And part of the motive of the organization is providing for the less privileged. We have come here and seen that there are a lot of people in need financially and we are here to render the assistance.
“We believe that if we save these people’s lives today, they would be the ones to save other people’s lives tomorrow.
“We are here to also enlighten people that the scheme is not a scam and to enlighten them on social responsibility by the community”.
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Benjamine explained that the organization is neither faceless nor a scam as is believed by some people. He argued that if it were truly a scam, there won’t have been a massive turn-out of those who came to offer assistance to the needy.
Speaking further, Mr. Eleyele Benjamin made it clear that the community is designed in such a way that it is owned by nobody therefore, as long as people are joining and increasing, it would be sustainable.
Speaking to journalists, Mrs. Rachael Oluwadare, the mother of a 12 years old girl, Oyindamola Oluwadare, who is suffering from a heart failure in University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan and as a result needs the sum of N4 Million to be flown abroad for surgical operation said the family has only been able to raise N2.6Million.
“I borrowed N1.4Million from cooperatives. I have toiled hard to get the N2.6 Million out of N4 Million we actually need. I thank MMM that it’s paying the balance of N1.4Million on our behalf”, the mother said.
Other beneficiaries of the charity programme were 4 year-old Ayoade Muhyeed who needs N300, 000 for an eye surgery, Ariyo Taofeek, a physiotherapic patient and many others.