BY ISRAEL BULUS KADUNA
A legal firm under the auspices of ‘House of Justice’ (HOJ) in synergy with its present 6,477 partners across 25 countries have reiterated commitment to raise the sum of N100 Million naira ($250,000) to support the rebuilding of homes, livelihood and education of Communities sacked in Southern Kaduna during attacks by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Firm, Bar. Gloria Ballason disclosed this at a joint press Conference with Kunak Foundation and Resilient Aid & Dialogue Initiative (RADi) in Kaduna over the weekend.
According to her House of Justice as an organization commits has 5-year education support from January 2021- December 2025 as its corporate social responsibility.
” While we recognize that the amount and commitment is modest, we do not underestimate the generosity of the human spirit and the fact that it is only in extending our humanity to others that anyone truly lives, adding It was on that note that we invite you to join with us to replace tears and suffering with dignity and hope.
“Our first call is Southern Kaduna, an area that has perpetually been in the news for mind boggling destruction of lives, property, cultural heritage and dignity. The long term effects of the violence has left many hungry, homeless, without means of livelihood and traumatized. The COVID-19 pandemic has met a bleeding community that is gasping for existence,” Gloria said.
She added that House of Justice will be working with two community NGOs, the Resilient Aid and Dialogue Initiative (RADI) and Kunak Foundation as implementing partners on the mission and calls on organizations, corporations and individuals to support this initiative and give of themselves and their resources. Every thing of value that you give can and will make a difference.
” The needs assessment we carried out has shown that the biggest need and priority of the victims in Southern Kaduna is to be able to return back to their homes, stressing as it stands residents of over 100 communities have been sacked and those communities have been occupied by bandits and marauders.
The group call on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari to rise to his constitutional responsibility as enshrined in sections 14 and 17 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide security and welfare and to ensure that governmental actions are humane and anchored on the ideals of freedom, equality and justice not just in Southern Kaduna but in all parts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
” We request for volunteer counselors, psychologists, trauma assistants and teachers who can work in camps and the affected communities, appealing for donations that will go into rebuilding houses in the communities and for the support of means of livelihood, education and assured that they will leave no one behind on the mission.
Adding,” On 18 December, 2020 House of Justice Crew Members and Volunteers will lead their commitment at a Cocktail. From 19-22 December 2020 we shall work with children and teenagers who will lead a resource mobilization drive to share their food, clothes and education materials with children like them in the affected communities.