Widows from different religious groups and denominations within and outside Abuja have lamented the negative effect of the nation’s bad economy, saying that if not for the effort of few philanthropists, many of them would have died.
They, however, commended the generosity of a few Nigerias, especially the Chairman of popular indigenous company, STANEL OIL, Stanley Uzochukwu for feeding and empowering over 1,000 of them both within and outside Abuja.
“I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Stanley towards the less privileged particularly the widows and orphans. He is the reason why over 1,000 of us are surviving the current recession.
“Since 2011 STANEL OIL has been the source of basic needs for many widows. He visited us 3 to 4 timeseach year since 2011. He visited us 4 times in 2016 and it was awesome. Over 1,000 widows went home smiling with a lot of goodies. Not just a visit but he usually come with trucks of different food items – bags of rice, maize, ground nut oil, wrappers, cartons of both washing and bathing soaps, cartons of tomatoes, matrasses, packets of magi, bags of salt, bags of sugar and so on.
“He is not only flattering us with basic needs but also empowering us. He empowers widows from time to time by giving us Kerosene tanks free of charge and supply us kerosene on credit to sell at retail prices and return the capital to him while we enjoy the interest. He is not only giving us fish to eat but also teaching us how to fish. Is that not amazing?
Mrs Danladi called on fortunate youths to emulate Stanley and extend their alms to the less privileged saying, “thousands of widows and orphans pray for him daily for God to protect and replenish the young man who is saving our lives from hunger and starvation”.
Similarly, one of the orphans, Idoko James, who is a beneficiary of the billionaire’s alms-giving to the poor, also spoke on behalf of hundreds of orphans whom Stanley in his benevolence had given hope and reason to smile particularly in this recession era.
According to James, “Stanley is ‘God sent’ to widows and orphans in this period of recession. He has been blessing our mothers secretly in numerous ways for the past 6 years. By empowering our mothers, they are able to send us to schools.
It would be recalled that the Chairman, STANEL OIL, Stanley Uzochukwu on his birthday, July 30, 2016 in his compassion for the needy celebrated his birthday in two IDP camps – Stephanus Foundation, Bukuru and House of Recap British American Junction in Jos, the Plateau State capital. During the visit, trucks of food items, clothes, toiletries, mattresses, Keke Napeps, and undisclosed huge amount of money in cash were donated to alleviate the untold sufferings of the IDPs.