Lt Col. Yusuf: Mashood launches Foundation for Widows in Honour of Late Brother

 By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna

As part of measure to immortalise late Lieutenant Colonel Kabiru Yusuf who died in active service defending his father land, his younger brother, Alhaji Mashood Kayode Yusufhas formally lunched a Non-Governmental Organisation in his honour.

The NGO, Lieutenant Colonel Kabiru Yusuf Help For Heroes Foundation is a Charity group rolled out to cater for widows of Military. 

The aim is to extend hand of help and providing succor to widows of fallen heroes or injured soldiers in the war front both serving and retired Nigerian Armed Forces.

Speaking to journalists at the launching, the founder, said the organization also has an arrangement to empower the widows through skills acquisition so they can fend for themselves. 

According to Mashood, “I have decided to speak to the widows one on one so I can know what their needs will be, I have also spoken to the officers wives and we have agreed to empower some of them that may need skills, in other for them to look after their families without relying on the NGO.”

He called on well meaning individuals and organisation who have the capacity to do beyond his NGO not to forget the widows, adding “what we are going to do in the nearest future is to speak to some organisations who have the heart to help to assist in this regard.”

On her part, matron of NGO, Hajiya Shola Raji, said, “the foundation is determined to provide a kind of additional assistance which will in turn compliment the effort carried out by the Nigerian Armed Forces to such families.

“We are saying categorically that LCKY is real and ready to assist and support in any way we can because of the desire, motivation, determination, passion, dream and hopes that must not be allowed to dim or die.

“All the clients here have proved beyond every reasonable doubt to be pragmatic, dynamic, vibrant and energetic with full pledge capacity to be strategically self sustaining and productive with any assistance given to compliment the effort carried out by the Nigerian Armed Forces to such families.

“My team, I and other patriots working in solidarity with us on this noble agenda are vibrant and energetic enough to take the foundation’s philosophy to the shores of Africa.”

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