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
Commending the young billionaire and philanthropist, the president of
Widows Association, ECWA Church, Tudu Wada plateau Chapter , Hanatu
Danladi, described Stanley as a “great philanthropist” saying he has
been putting smiles on the faces of helpless widows and orphans secretly
from different religious groups and denominations since 2011.
“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
“Stanley is indeed a worthy son to us and as such, we pray for him
daily as we ought for our biological son. For our sake, God will not let
him down because he is doing His will for orphans and widows. Other
rich people should follow his style and they will be blessed.”
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.
“In addition to feeding and empowering of our mothers, STANEL OIL also gave some of us scholarships which I am a beneficiary.”
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.