She made the appeal in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Friday, against the backdrop of the fulfilment of her pet project tagged ‘Feeding the Elderly’.
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Idara Dennis, 2019 Miss Nigeria International
Dennis, an International Relations 300 level undergraduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, said that she would kick off the project in Osun on March 7.
She called for support and sponsorship to execute the project and make it a memorable event targeted to put smiles on faces of the elderly and old people.
“Among other programmes that I have planned, I am giving priority to feeding the elderly because they need our care and attention at this stage of their lives.
“I believe in giving something to the elderly and old people around you and my pet project is on feeding the elderly, is a way of putting my belief into action,” she said.
According to the beauty queen, I started my pageantry career in Osun where I had education and started this dream which brought me to limelight as current Miss Nigeria International.
“During the various phases in my life, I have seen the neglect for our elderly people; so I needed to affect their lives in gratitude for their contributions when they were like us,” she said.
The former Miss International Relations, OAU, noted that if they were not being cared for, it would affect the current generation that must eventually get to that stage in life.
The Akwa Ibom-born queen added that no fewer than 100 aged people would benefit from the project, whereby each person would be entitled to food stuffs.
According to her, it is a social corporate responsibility and a way of giving back to the society.
Dennis, who took over from Victory Obasi, said it was in fulfilment of the promise she made when she took up the crown as Miss Nigeria International in 2019.
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