A business development strategist, Mr. John Ondoma ‘Freeman’ on Tuesday marked a milestone birthday with internally displaced persons at the new Kuchingoro IDP camp in the nation’s capital.
This comes as he appeals to privileged Nigerians, groups and corporate organisations to always spare thoughts on the welfare of the vulnerable members of the society.
Speaking shortly after making a donation of relief materials at the camp, Ondoma an author and former vice chairman of Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA Abuja said previous birthday celebrations had always been with friends and colleagues, stating that the vulnerable also need love and attention.
While mulling the creation of an NGO, Value System Initiative, VSI to enlarge the tentacles of his charity outreach especially in grass-root education, Mr. Ondoma said he has enjoyed God’s mercy and blessings over the years, noting that the visit to the IDP camp is a mission he had looked forward to.
Receiving the celebrant and his colleagues, children in the IDP sang a birthday song to celebrate Mr. Ondoma, wishing him God’s abundance love and provision for remembering them.
Secretary of the IDP, Luka Yaduma expressed gratitude to the celebrant for his kind gesture, praying for God’s hands upon him.
Mr. Yaduma said the IDPs rely on the kind gestures of members of the public to meet their basic needs, thanking those who have over the years made life more liveable for them.
He also appealed to government to fast-track the process of relocating them to their ancestral homes for normal living.
Earlier, Mr. Ondoma’s colleagues at Fortis Mobile Money Ltd showered him with kind words for his diligence and ability to easily relate with subordinates.
The company’s Secretary/Legal Adviser, Barr. Nomso Anyanwu who has worked with Mr. Ondoma in the past five years described him as an amazing colleague whose dedication is super excellent.
Another colleague and a member of Business Development Innovation unit of the company, Okama Onayemi described the celebrant as kind and easily approachable, praying God to grant him more years of fulfilment.