The Eselu of Iselu, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde has commended Davido for his recent gesture to orphaned children across the country.
Naija News reports that the DMW boss had donated over two hundred million naira he received from friends, colleagues and notable icons in the country for his birthday to orphanages.
Davido’s gesture had sparked a series of reactions across social media platforms and off the internet.
In an open letter made available to newsmen on Monday morning, the Eselu of Iselu commended the Nigerian singer for giving back to society.
While thanking those who donated money to the musician, the traditional ruler maintained that the step Davido took had “really elevated the traditional families in the South Western part of Nigeria because a Prince from Osun State (Davido) came up with an unprecedented initiative to better the lives of the downtrodden.”
The first-class monarch, however, admonished those who took part in the massive donation to continuously join hands with Davido to address the problem of indigent parents, whose children could not have access to formal education.
Oba Akintunde prayed the donors and philanthropists to extend their gesture towards reducing the increasing number of out-of-school children in the South-West.
The monarch said: “I want to thank all the philanthropists who donated millions of naira to Davido to support him in the execution of his good plan of helping the less privileged in Nigeria. Specifically, I want to appreciate the donors like Oba Saheed Elegushi, Chief Femi Otedola, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Mike Adenuga, Obi Cubana, Hon. Ibrahim Egungbohun Dende, E-money and a host of others. God will continue to bless all of you for the kindest donations to Davido.
“Let me admonish Davido and his co-philanthropists not to make this step a one-off benefit. They should continue to join hands with Davido periodically to raise money which could also be used to take thousands of out-of-school children in the South West from the streets and return them to school for us to have a better society.
“For Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s legacy in education to be sustained, Davido should endeavour to sustain this good initiative he has started,” the letter read partly.
The Oba wished Davido a wonderful birthday, praying that “the Almighty God will grant you the grace to celebrate many more birthdays in life.”
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