=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === Dash Me Store, an outfit of the Dash Me Foundation founded by Mrs Kemi Adeosun, a one-time Minister of Finance has been inaugurated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo, during the event expressed his excitement for the initiative, lauding Mrs Adeosun for her unalloyed commitment to serving the nation.
“This is why, as Minister, she prioritized the Social Investment Programmes, when for the first time, the country voted almost N500B of our annual budget to welfare programmes which are called the Social Investment Programmes, which involved engaging 500,000 young men and women and also giving microcredit to about 2 million traders and also a home-grown school feeding programme for 9.5 million children daily in public schools across the country.
“I am therefore really not surprised that she has decided to use some of her enormous talent and influence to establish an organization that raises funds and provides resources for indigenous grassroots charities working with orphaned and vulnerable children, disadvantaged youth, and victims of domestic violence,” he said.
In her response, the former Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun said the idea of the store is to aggregate donations of different kinds for charitable causes, noting that Nigerians from different fields of endeavour and from across the country would be enabled via the online store to contribute to supporting the needy in the society.
She said the organisation would work closely with charitable organisations in the grassroots to ensure that funds and other materials donated via the Dash Me Store get to actual beneficiaries.
The store is established to mobilise resources for onward distribution to vulnerable people in the society via grassroots charities.