A concerned indigene of Kebbi State, Mallam Umar Ahmed has berated a Kebbi based non governmental organization (NGO), MALLPAI Foundation over claims of empowering less-privileged children in the state through enrollment in schools.
Ahmed in an interview said for the past 10 years, activities of the Foundation has not quite been commensurate with the achievements it has claimed, adding that some of the operations of the organisation are not innovative.
Ahmed revealed that, funds are being targeted towards a wide and unending scope of unsustainable and imprecise projects. He regretted that there was no figures to back the impact the NGO claim to have achieved.
“This means little or nothing is done with quality of funds being collected from our state to carry out humanitarian and development projects”
“10 years of Almajiri deception, and I have heard several stories of how they claim to help people, but turn out to be untrue with outdated content on media platforms and poorly built website showing pure lack of focus and inconsistency.
“And now, to see the 10th year anniversary of a Kebbi-based Foundation celebrated at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja is terrible. Seeing the line up of invited guest list, from PMB to VP and SGF to a shabbily packaged event?
Ahmed said funds received should improve the condition and livelihood of the benefactors that they have identified, not being massively spent on a massive celebration with high dignitaries in attendance.
“I went abroad to school and I am back to my native home – Kebbi State. I have a passion to drive out poverty and enhance the standard of living. Ending poverty is possible, but it will take the role of every one of us. With the power of many voices speaking together, we can call on legislators to change the laws and practices that keep people in poverty in Nigeria”
“I have been unhappy with how things are being done in terms of development work in the state. What irks me most at this moment of my return is to see what is currently being made of the 10th anniversary of #MallpaiFoundation which is supposed to be focused on giving life a meaning through training people in their locality on how to produce, package, sell and export their goods.”