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FCMB Founder, Subomi Balogun, Reaches Out To Royal Families, Others With Succour

                       • Otunba Subomi Balogun


From Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

Again, foremost banker and renowned philanthropist, Otunba Subomi Balogun,  has donated food items to community and religious leaders in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, as well as indigenes of the town to cushion the effects of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID -19 pandemic.

The palliative which came by way of 300 bags of rice were handed over to Prof. Bankole Okuwa, curator at the Otunba Tunwase Museum for onward distribution to respective beneficiaries  comprising  the entire members of the Arojojoye Ruling House, the Tunwase National Paediatric Centre, Iye Subomi Ward at Ijebu-Ode State Hospital, Ijebu-Ode Central Mosque, the Christian Association of Nigeria Ijebu-Ode Chapter and the Agunsebi Royal Family - all in Ijebu-Ode.

The latest gesture was among the series of such palliative to be given out by the founder of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Otunba Subomi Balogun, who also doubles as the Asiwaju of Ijebu Christians.

Earlier, he had donated 750 bags of rice to community leaders in Ijebu-Ode as well as150 bags of rice to residents of Erinlu community in Ijebu Ode and the Anglican Church,  Italowajoda also in Ijebu Ode.

Alhaji Adebisi Alausa, the Oloritun of Mobegelu in Ijebu-Ode and one of the beneficiaries of the kind  gesture, extolled the philanthropic spirit of Balogun,  describing him as a cheerful giver.

"Otunba Subomi Balogun is well known for his humanitarian gestures and unique kindness. I can recollect his support both in kind and cash when I was the Chairman of Ijebu-Ode Club about 30years ago.

"I find in him, a man who shows love to the people everytime and always ready to give. We really appreciate his love and concern for the people especially the less privileged and pray to Almighty God to grant him long life in sound health," Adebisi said.
 
Alausa also used the occasion to advise  Nigerians to obey government orders, observe social distancing rule, keep regular hand washing with soap and water or use of alcohol based hand sanitizer where there is no water and to observe respiratory hygene as prescribed by the WHO, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) and the Government other to flatten the COVID - 19 curve in the state.
 
The Oloritun reminded Nigerians to take cognizance of the reality that the virus is highly contagious and could hang and remain active in the air for a long time, hence the need for people to keep the stipulated 5 to 6 feet distance from one another when necessary. 

"We shouldn't see the lockdown as a punishment but part of safety measures to combat the dreaded disease," he concluded.

Similarly, the Central Chairman, Ijebu-Ode Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN,  Venerable Wale Omotayo described Otunba Balogun as an extraordinary philanthropist with a difference. 

Omotayo said; "Otunba Subomi is an extraordinary philanthropist who will even go out of his  way to help the people. He does his things with fear of God and huge respect for humanity. He is a philanthropist with difference."

The CAN Central Chairman then urged Nigerians to abide by the order of the government and observe them for the safety of each individual and the people of the world at large.

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