THE MMM Nigeria, a community of mutual aid and donation exchange on Thursday donated about N2.5 Million to hospital patients in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital who are suffering from deadly ailments and without hope to settle their hospital bills.
According to one of the members, Eleyele Benjamin said MMM’s “Save a life” Charity programme is part of motive the group was founded to assist those who are in need contrary to popular saying that it’s founded to defraud prospective members of the public.
He said, “what we do in our community is providing help for each other. We provide for people in need at a time when other people who don’t need, pay for them and get rewarded after 30 days.
“And part of the motive of the organization is providing for the less privileged. We have come here and seen that there are a lot of people in need financially and we are here to render the assistance.
“We believe that if we save these people’s lives today, they would be the ones to save other people’s lives tomorrow.
“We are here to also enlighten people that the scheme is not a scam and to enlighten them on social responsibility by the community”, Benjamin said.
He added that the organization is not faceless as it’s believed in some quarter.
He explained further that the community is not a scam nor a faceless organization of people saying if not, they won’t troupe out enmasse to offer the assistance.
Eleyele also maintained that the way the community is fashioned, nobody owns it saying therefore, so far people are joining and increasing, it won’t run down and would be sustainable.
Speaking to journalists, a mother of a 12 years old girl, Oyindamola Oluwadare, who is suffering from a heart failure in University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan and therefore needs a sum of N4 Million to be flown abroad for surgical operation said she noticed her daughter was complaining of chest pain two years ago.
She said after diagnosing her, it was learnt she has developed heart ailment. Now, we need almost N4Million and we have only gotten only N2.6Million. “I borrowed N1.4Million from cooperatives”.
The mother of the SSS 1 student of Command Day Secondary, Mokola, Ibadan, Mrs. Rachael Oluwadare said she really thank MMM. Her statement reads, “I have toiled hard to get the N2.6 Million out of N4 Million we actually need. I thank MMM that it’s paying the balance of N1.4Million on our behalf”.
Other beneficiaries of the charity programme were 4 years old boy, Ayoade Muhyeed who needs N300, 000 for an eye surgery, Ariyo Taofeek, a physiotherapic patient, Rafiu Anuoluwapo, Akeem Sakirat Olagunju Akeem, Later Adeshina, Olalekan Kehinde and six other patients in the hospital.