In an attempt to bridge the social gap of awareness in communities in Nigeria, especially in the Federal Capital Territory a community outreach program tagged “Citizens Supporting Citizens” was born. The outreach has visited Zhiko, a community, bordering Niger state and Saburi 1 village, both in the FCT. Poised with the vision of creating hope, touching lives, educating people in remote areas and ensuring that underprivileged societies receive infrastructural interventions, Mr. Benson Samuel and Vivian Oduah Co-founded Citizens Supporting Citizens community outreach program.
During their recent visit to Zhiko, a very remote community in FCT, the co-Founder, Vivian Oduah, expressed concerns at the economic challenges which the Covid19 pandemic may have impacted on the wellbeing of underprivileged persons in the community, as they distributed palliatives, which included facemasks, foodstuffs and disinfectants to support them.
The people were also educated in some basic areas that could help make their lives healthier, especially for the ageing population and children.
In another visit by Members of Citizen Supporting Citizens community outreach program, they arrived at Saburi 1 Village in FCT, but was indeed disappointed at the level of development, dilapidated infrastructures and sufferings which the people struggle through everyday.
During the visit, Mr. Benson Samuel, a co-Founder of CSC, who was emotionally disturbed expressed worries. He stated that it was a shame to have such communities still existing in Nigeria, the so-called giant and Africa and in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria.
Mr. Benson and the entire CSC team have called on philanthropists, individuals, NGOs, local institutions, international organizations and even government bodies to explore the channels and findings of CSC through their community outreach programs to communities across Nigeria, by touching the lives of those who are really in need.
He had earlier noted that CSC maybe unable to afford or shoulder all the responsibilities of people across the several communities and villages which would continue to visit.