NGO Brings Smiles to Epe’s Elderly with Food Palliative Distribution at Thani Oladunjoye Old People Care Center.

In a heartwarming display of compassion and community spirit, reports that Eko Club International has once again exemplified its commitment to the elderly by distributing food palliatives at the Thani Oladunjoye Old People Care Center in Epe. This benevolent act underscores the club’s dedication to supporting the ageing population of the Epe Division.

During his address, Mr Thani highlighted the continuous support the centre has received, noting that the annual distribution of food packs has become a lifeline for the elderly residents. “Our facility caters to over 2000 older people who travel from Epe, Lagos, and even beyond to receive care. This partnership has provided immense relief and joy to our elderly community,” he added.

Mr. Tunde Thani, the visionary convener of the first old people care centre in Epe Division, expressed profound gratitude for the club’s generous contributions. “Today’s event is a testament to the power of partnership in achieving our goal of caring for the elderly. The support from Eko Club International is both heartwarming and instrumental in helping us realize our vision,” said Mr. Thani.

Detailing the impact of the centre, Mr. Thani briefed guests and donors from Eko Club International on the wide range of services offered. “Diagnostics, consultation, medication, physiotherapy, eye care, and surgeries are all free of charge. Our elders, who often suffer from solitude, find a place to interact, have fun, and even go on excursions. The support from friends, NGOs, and our dedicated 14-member Elders Council has been crucial in managing and expanding our services,” he shared.

Mrs. Bukola Adebiyi, representing the London Chapter of Eko Club International, spoke on behalf of the club’s president, Saheed Olusi. She emphasized the club’s commitment to charitable causes and the significance of their donation amidst Nigeria’s economic hardships. “The essence of our palliative distribution aligns with our initiative to give back to the community. Despite economic challenges, we believe in providing succour to the less privileged,” she said.

Stressing the passion of Emeritus President Otunba TJ Abass for the aged, Mrs. Adebiyi encouraged well-to-do individuals to donate items in good condition to the elderly. “I’ve been to Epe before, but this is my first time seeing the Thani Oladunjoye Old People Care Center. The activities here, and the independence they give our elders, are remarkable. It allows them to relax, get lively, and mingle with their peers,” she remarked.

The atmosphere was filled with gratitude as Alhaji Agara, a.k.a Government, praised Eko Club International for their generosity. “The Eko Club International has done a commendable job by providing food palliatives to our older people. We appreciate their leadership and pray for their continued success and greater heights,” he said.

The acts of benevolence did not end at the care centre. Eko Club International extended their goodwill to the elderly and needy at the palaces of the Olu-Epe and Oloja-Epe, where beneficiaries expressed their heartfelt thanks and joy.

This initiative by Eko Club International not only alleviates the hardships faced by the elderly but also strengthens the sense of community and care within the Epe Division. The collaboration between the club and Thani Oladunjoye Old People Care Center stands as a shining example of how collective efforts can make a significant difference in the lives of the elderly.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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