The capacity to help people doesn’t depend on one’s position; to put food on the tables of the needy families doesn’t determine how wealthy and successful you are but one’s passion and commitment towards alleviating the suffering of those with lesser resources or low-income earners.
Mr. Ezekiel Oladimeji is a passionate Nigerian with no political office who founded the Young Visioneers Association of Nigeria, YVAN, over five years ago across Nigeria.
Prior to the COVID-19 Saga, he had sponsored the association in some states of the federation to provide social and environmental services to Nigerian communities; prominent among these gestures was the visit to the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Maiduguri in January 2020, where relief materials were donated to the victims. This exercise preceded the National Executive Council meeting of YVAN held in Abuja, and sponsored by him.
Today, hundreds of members of the association, cut across the 36 States received N3000 alert from the National treasurer of the association, courtesy of Mr. Ezekiel Oladimeji.
According to him, the gesture was to help YVAN members in form of palliative to cushion the effect of COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria, and in fulfilment of one of the objectives of the association.
Upon the receipt of credit alerts in their various bank accounts which were submitted yesterday through the use of the association’s Identity cards, the beneficiaries couldn’t hide their joy and expressed gratitude for their President.
Read some of the appreciative messages from beneficiaries below:
Young Visioneers’ Association of Nigeria is a youth-led, youth-driven initiative founded by Mr. Ezekiel Oladimeji to awakening the consciousness of young people towards taking their destinies into their hands politically, economically and socially in Nigeria.
The vision of YVAN, according to the founder was to create a society in which an informed and active citizenry (youth) is sovereign and make policy decisions based on the will of the majority.
“To build democracy through activism, education,empowerment and collaborations.
“We are not thugs. We are responsible youths. We will not fight with the government or go against the constitution. But we will make our voices heard in a constructive and matured way through dialogue if need be.
Other objectives of YVAN, as released by Mr. Oladimeji, include, “Increase and support youth participation in political activities, governance process and sustenance of democracy.
“To identify, mobilize, organize, engage and position our youths to be economically empowered; promote and advocate for social inclusion, social justice and peace building.
YVAN however, target the age grade between 18 to 35 years, and give Honorary membership to those between the ages of 36 to 55.