Charity Founder Urges Beneficiaries to Desist from selling Donated Items


Recipients of wheelchairs, walking frames, sewing machines, shoes, and clothing have been encouraged to utilize these items wisely and not sell them as a result of financial constraints.

The charge was made during a recent empowerment and palliative distribution program organized by the Charitable Youth for Nation Building Initiative (CYNBI).


Mr. Adeniyi Kabiru (Kulukulu), Founder and President of CYNBI, made this appeal during the weekend event, emphasizing the importance of making the most of these donated resources.

Daily Trust reported that over 150 beneficiaries from Ibadan, Iwo and environs went home with foodstuffs like rice, semo, cooking oil etc, while about 25 PWDs and aged people were presented wheelchairs and walking frames and two women got sewing machines.

According to Adeniyi, the foundation through its post empowerment monitoring scheme has discovered that some beneficiaries of walking aids and empowerment tools often sell them due to financial hardship.

“I will enjoin them not to sell them. They should use them because the intention of presenting it to them was to empower them. When properly used, they stand at an advantaged position to build upon their human capabilities, buy more of the tools and enjoy easier and comfortable lives.”


“Some beneficiaries sell their wheelchairs and find it difficult to buy another because they are expensive. When recipients of sewing machines and other tools make good use of them, we help them plan on the expansion of their businesses, getting them registered among others.” He said.

The foundation’s Director of overseas operations, Princess Adepeju Adeyemi during a chat with Daily Trust described kindness as the bedrock of any relationship and urged all to express kindness to one another.

The Princess, a daughter of the late Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi who alongside her grandmother Mrs. Mary Eriyamremu cofounded the Mary Eriya House of Refuge Foundation (MEHORF) said she hopes that the award/empowerment program would be a reminder to all that kindness is a legacy which every human should strive to leave behind.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with Daily Trust expressed joy at the ease which the tools, wears and food items would grant them.

Mrs. Adeyemi who accompanied her 20 years old physically challenged son to the event said;

“My son, Adeyemi Victor is a beneficiary of a wheelchair. He is now motivated seeing that some people actually care for him. I know his spirit would be lifted to believe that he can succeed and nothing hinders him from success.”

Highlight of the event was the presentation of awards to deserving recipients who had contributed in one way or the other to the course of humanity.

Recipients of the award included Princess Adepeju Adeyemi Odunola, her grandmother; Mrs. Mary Adenrele Eriyamremu, Mr. Olayinka Ebenezer Odekunle, Mr. Daramola Abiola and others.



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