The Pioneer of Real Act of Kindness (RAK) Foundation, Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende on Friday 19th February 2021 commissioned electrification project in Alafia CDA, Ashiribo, Achievers and four other communities in Badagry.
During his address at the commissioning, Mr. Ogunlende stated that it is good to help others, adding that he is happy seeing joy on the faces often residents of the community.
“I have always said it is not about me, it is about doing what Almighty Allah asked us to do via quenching thirst, inspiring change and empowering generations which are our guiding principles at RAK foundation.
“The Community reached out to me about fourteen (14) months ago and I called them in for a meeting and they said they had transformer but have not been able to connect it for over 6 years ago. That was how our journey began.” He said.
“For miracles to happen, there must be obstacles, we thank God we are able to overcome the many obstacles as an NGO and as a community.
“I thank God that we’ve been able to power seven (7) Communities, which includes Pogbe CDA, Progressives CDA, Agblemakaku CDA, Achievers CDA, Ifesowapo CDA, Ashiribo CDA and Alafia CDA.
“I am glad I am answering my calling and I am fulfilled the community is happy.
“We are not here to change the whole world but to make a difference,” Ogunlende added.
The Chairman of Transformer Committee, Toga-Todovi community in Badagry, Mr. Lawal Lukman Olajide stated that the transformer after its donation to the community by Gov. Babatunde Fashola was abandoned, adding that average population of not less than five thousand household in the area will be benefiting from this singular act of kindness.
“It was a great news when the Lagos State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola gifted us this transformer in 2015, but our happiness was soon short-lived when the transformer was abandoned till then, all effort to power it through letters, calls, visit and the likes were futile, at a time we resigned to fate thinking that some witches and wizards were responsible for our plight.
“We got to know about RAK during his yearly Ramadan Free Feeding program and something inspired us to reach out for some support. To our greatest surprise, we received his feed back that he is ready to support, and here we are today, a six years abandoned project is now fully funded by an indigenous NGO, indeed we are glad and we cannot but continue to thank this young God sent.” Lawal said.
RAK Foundation Engineer, Mr. Agbeleye Hakeem explained that the entire electrification project is estimated at about 5.2 million, adding that there was a particular period that hoodlums came to steal the upriser and some of the equipments bought by RAK, but the pioneer remain focused and continued with the project even in the face of the challenge.
In the same vein, the Baale of Apanukoh, Chief Mobee Viavo Emmanuel said, “The project we are commissioning today is electrification of a transformer that has been dropped by the State Government to us and without powering it for about 5 years .After sometime we are able to meet Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende of RAK Foundation who helped us, he is a God sent.
“RAK has really touched our lives, he has touched our heart, because the project is about 6m naira project. This project will go a long way in adding value to our people and improve the healthy living of our children and family. I want to thank the CEO of RAK and pray God will help him in his endeavors”. Chief Mobee added.