In a bid to contribute its own quota to give, aid and support the less privileged including orphans, motherless children, and the destitute, The Late Most Supreme AP. Matthew Omodayo Owotuga
Foundation has dedicated an orphanage centre that will take up the affairs and cares for such people of Sacred Heart Hospital in Lantoro, Abeokuta.
With this entry, the Nigeria’s first hospital established in 1895, owned and operated by the catholic church will also boast to now have the first catholic orphanage in the whole of Abeokuta.
Speaking during the commissioning and hand-over ceremony of the Omodayo Owotuga centre to the now Sacred Heart Orphanage on Tuesday in Abeokuta, The Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, Most Rev. Peter Odetoyinbo, expressed his gratitude to the Omodayo Owotuga family, enjoined the rich and influential figures to begin empowerment programmes for the destitute and orphans.
“With a sense of gratitude to God, having blessed so many, the only way to express it is to share with all these children and those who don’t have. I implore all who can, to do it,” the Bishop said.
First child and daughter of the late Owotuga, Mrs. Agnes Ehinmowo added that, while the foundation has helped in paying up bills of hospital patients, giving out scholarships to indigent students, visiting Ibara prison, other orphanage homes, amongst others, she’s hopeful an orphanage centre will also be built in Ondo State very soon since her late father hailed from the state