My Foundation has no Political Colouration - Shagaya

My Foundation has no Political Colouration – Shagaya

Kwara-born oil tycoon cum philanthropist, Alh. Sheriff Shagaya has stated that the Salman Shagaya Foundation (SSF) has no political colouration.

 

Shagaya stated this while fielding questions from newsmen during a media parley in his GRA Ilorin residence on Sunday.

 

According to him, the SSF was established to uplift the indigents in the society and any attempt to attach political colouration to the foundation is ‘haram’ and unacceptable.

 

He vowed not to treat any attempt to politicize the philanthropic gestures of the foundation with kid gloves.

 

Shagaya emphasized that the SSF is one of the most important things in his life and it gladdens him to see how much impact he makes through the foundation.

 

Since its establishment in 2015, the SSF has consistently empowered youths in Kwara State, supported thousands of petty business owners with the non-refundable credit facility, given widows a new lease to life, and made life worth living for the elderly in the society.

 

In 2019, the Salman Shagaya Foundation launched a “4,000 Homes Solar Project”. Through this project, a lot of homes that had hitherto lost the hope of getting a stable power supply were lightened up.

 

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During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the second quarter of 2020, the SSF distributed palliatives to indigents in Kwara State as part of its effort to cushion the effect of the impact of the lockdown.

 

The SSF repeated the gesture in December 2020 following the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 in the state.

 

During the media parley, Shagaya also weighed in on the security situation in the country, noting that the solution to the security challenges confronting the nation is employment creation.

 

He stressed that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop, thus, when the youths are engaged, the propensity to commit a crime is reduced.

 

When asked about his future political plans, Shagaya said the future is in the hands of God.

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