By Shola Oragbade
Owners of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the country have been charged to use the organisations for the purpose they were established.
The National Executive Officer/Managing Director of the Country Women Association of Nigeria (COWAN), Princess Adesola Adekunle Ogunleye gave the charge in an interview with The Hope in Akure.
Ogunleye who described NGOs as organisations not established for profit making explained that most founders of NGOs have seen their organisations as a means to make money rather than use them for the purpose they were established.
“NGOs are meant to complement the efforts of government in the society. They are meant to help assist the less privileged in the society and build the society at large,” she said.
She stated that it is only those who have the passion and heart to help enlighten and build people in the society that should venture into establishing NGOs.
“Today we have numerous forms of Non-Governmental Organisations in the country, we should use these NGOs to build our people and the country at large and not to syphon the money donated to such organisations to assist people because God is watching us,” she warned.
She enjoined founders of NGOs not to divert any fund received from charity organisations or government meant to assist the less privileged in the society to enrich themselves.
Mrs Ogunleye appealed to the well-to-do in the society and government at all levels to reach out to the down trodden through the various NGOs by funding them.