The Eselu of Iselu, in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, has appealed to Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, and his co-philanthropists to raise money and assist thousands of out-of-school children in South West from the streets.
He stated this in an open letter, appreciating the singer and the other influential donors.
“I want to thank all the philanthropists who donated millions of naira to Davido to support him in the execution of his good plan of helping the less privileged in Nigeria. Specifically, I want to appreciate the donors like Oba Saheed Elegushi, Chief Femi Otedola, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Mike Adenuga, Obi Cubana, Hon. Ibrahim Egungbohun Dende, E-money and a host of others. God will continue to bless all of you for the kindest donations to Davido.
“Let me admonish Davido and his co-philanthropists not to make this step a one-off benefit. They should continue to join hands with Davido periodically to raise money which could also be used to take thousands of out-of-school children in the South West from the streets and return them to school for us to have a better society.
“For Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s legacy in education to be sustained, Davido should endeavour to sustain this good initiative he has started,” the letter read partly.
The Oba wished Davido a wonderful birthday, praying that “the Almighty God will grant you the grace to celebrate many more birthdays in life,” the letter partly read.
Recall that Davido received over N200 million naira from his friends as a birthday gift after posting his account details on social media, which he gifted to orphanage homes.