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Poor, elderly to benefit from Abubakar’s Abuja home

25 May 2015, 09:17Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The elderly and impoverished members of society are poised to benefit from a home that philanthropist, Hajia Habiba Abubakar, is planning to build in Abuja.

She said in her social networking account that land measuring five hectares worth $2,5 million had been purchased along the Airport Road in the capital city.

The United Nations Ambassador is planning to build the home under her auspices of the Elderly and the Poor, her non-governmental organisation.

Due to the huge capital involved, the philanthropist is planning to organize the “Goodwill Ultimate Talent Show (GUTS)”, a charity television show/competition Abubakar and her team has designed to raise funds for the project.

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Abubakar said the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the Boko Haram sect last year, had inspired the decision to build the home.

“The five hectare plot is comparable to 7 football fields in size and will be used to develop a school for the less privileged and an elderly nursing home,” she said.
Abubakar called for donations to complement her efforts.

She said for any person, company or organisation that supports the project, depending on the amount of the donation, a block in the school could potentially be named and dedicated to the donor.

The name of all other donors will be engraved on a marble wall called the goodwill wall of glory.

“Every person that donates is automatically a goodwill ambassador,” Abubakar stated.

- CAJ News

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