A non-governmental organization in Kwara state, Gobir Organization Foundation, has flagged off the disbursement of interest-free loans to all indigents of Kwara.
Gobir Foundation is a philanthropic organization committed to improving the quality of lives of the people of Kwara, by providing result-driven solutions towards ameliorating the challenges faced by the people in critical areas of public concerns such as Healthcare, Education, Skills Acquisition, and Entrepreneurship Support.
The General Manager of Gobir foundation, Honourable Bolu Joko George, said the foundation has been empowering people since 2018 till date, and the program will be rolled for three months.
According to him, Gobir Foundation is not about a party, the interest-free loan has nothing to do with a political platform, and is for the general public once they were able to register, the foundation will verify their request and grant them.
” As you can see there is poverty in the land, and many people were unable to meet up with their basic needs.
“People want to survive, people are dying on the daily basis, about two people collapsed here yesterday because they don’t have money to go to the hospital, we are not here because of politics or the 2023 election, he said.”
” We gave them the money instantly, the interest-free loan starts from N20, 000 to N200,000 depending on the people’s request. Yesterday we were able to register a thousand registrants.
He explained that some need money to pay their medical bills, school fees, and while many want the money to support their business, the foundation will investigate their request and grant it to those that are real.
Mr. Bolu emphasizes that Gobir Foundation is about the people, and the empowerment program is targeted to bring relief and succor to every beneficiary in the State.
He, however, corrected the impression from some political quarters that Gobir is giving money to the people because of politics, he describes those that are badmouthing the foundation as mischievous people.
Why did you think people are calling Yakubu Gobir ‘Alanu Makunu’? is because of his generosity to the people.
He urged all the beneficiaries not to abuse the privilege given to them, and that they should use the money judiciously.