By John Egbokhan
President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama has lauded ex-international Paul Okoku for floating the Greater Tomorrow Foundation for less-privileged kids In the Nigerian society.
The Greater Tomorrow Foundation, a charity-based organization, was launched at a colourful and glamorous ceremony in Abuja last month. Attended by the crème-de-la-crème of the sporting sector, the highpoint of the event was the fundraising and awards ceremony, which saw the likes of former Sports Minister and current President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Sani Ndanusa, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari and the First Lady of Katsina State, Hajia Fatima Shema receiving awards for their support towards indigent Nigerian children.
Conceptualised to help give a brighter future to the next generation of Nigerian youths, the Greater Tomorrow Foundation hopes to help change the living standard of Nigerian children and help nurture their God’s given sports talents as well as help highlight the challenges that kids face in every day life in Nigeria.
And speaking of his impression of the foundation, the boss of the TUC, Bobboi Kaigama said he was impressed with the vision of the Greater Tomorrow Foundation, adding that it was a good cause that corporate bodies and good intentioned Nigerians should embrace and support in the fight of against poverty and underdevelopment.
While commending the founder of the project, Kaigama said that Nigeria will be a better for all to live in if emphasis was placed on helping the Nigerian child.
“This is a truly a worthy cause to support. Our society will be a better place for all to live in if we have people like Paul Okoku at the forefront of projects aimed at empowering our youths. We cannot turf a blind eye to the children because they are the future of tomorrow.
“I recommend that we all should throw our weight behind this foundation because by so doing, we will be helping ourselves. I specially commend Okoku for coming up with this project and I am going to give it all my support. We need to rally round him to succeed”, added the TUC boss.
In finishing, Kaigama told Okoku of his plans to hold another launching of the Greater Tomorrow Foundation in his village in order to impact the lives of children In his local constituency.
“I must tell you Okoku that I intend to drag you to my place so that you can also launch this Foundation and touch the lives of children in my village. I am passionate about anything tat concerns children and I wish that you will be ready for me when I call you to come to my place”, said Comrade Kaigama.