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No fewer than 15 women have benefitted from a medical intervention programme organised by the Daniel Onoja Foundation in Abuja.

The intervention which focused on women who had been diagnosed with fibroid and could not afford the cost of surgery, took place at the Kubwa General Hospital, in the the Federal Capital Territory.

Mr Daniel Onoja, Founder of the Foundation, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the launch of the maiden edition of foundation’s Newsletter.

Onoja, who was represented by Mr John Onoja, his brother, said that aside the medical intervention, the foundation had also trained 100 youths in data science, digital marketing, among others.

He said that the foundation which focuses on human capital development, education and skill acquisition, would continue to do more to impact lives and reach vulnerable groups in the country.

He said that for the country to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there was need to recognise the contributions of humanitarianism as it was necessary for national development.

“The principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence are the fundamentals of humanitarian action, as human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found.

“This is in particular attention to the most vulnerable as the greatest wealth of any nation is its human capital.

“And the development of a nation is a reflection of the development of its human capital,” he said.

On the newsletter, he sad that the tri-annual newsletter would be sharing important updates on the implementation of the foundation’s plan in its drive to deepen stakeholders sensitisation, support and ownership.

Similarly, Dr Wunmi Hassan, Chief Executive Officer, High Tech Centre for Nigerian Women and Youth, an NGO, added that human capital development, played a critical role in the reduction of crime in the country.

Hassan who commended the foundation for its numerous humanitarian works, also called for partnership to address humanitarian concerns in the country.

“This is one way we can get it because developed people can be better, the restiveness in the country will die and a lot of children will be aiming to become something meaningful in the future.

“This is a call to other philanthropist to support the work of humanitarianism in the country, we cannot continue to wait for international donors, within ourselves, let us reach out to the indigent population among us,” she said.

Mr Ogunsanya Bamidele, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the foundation, said that the foundation would be embarking on medical interventions as it had noticed a lot of people who have one health challenge or the other.

“At the Daniel Onoja Foundation impacting lives is not an act, it is a lifestyle and we saw that there is a serious need in our country.

“We will be embarking on more skill acquisition, human capital development program because the gap and challenge is there.

“The development of any nation is not based on her natural resources, it is based on its human capital and so we will be embarking on more of these because our projects are human-centred,” he said.

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