Lagos — FORMER Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope has stressed the need for charity as the only antidote to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, while sustaining government's efforts, for an egalitarian society, where peaceful co-existence reigns.
In addition, he said the privileged ones in the society, should cultivate the culture of charity, in kind, cash or materials, in order to provide hope for the hopeless which could also be done, with the adequate provisions of the expectations of the poor, as prescribed by the Bible injunctions which suggest that the right hand, must not let the left hand know of its efforts, so as to receive adequate rewards from God, the Creator.
These observations were made while launching a book, christened Charity, authored by the Revd Jacob Babatunde Adewale Ladigbolu of the Hoare's Memorial Methodist Cathedral Church Sabo, Yaba Lagos.
Chief (Mrs) Babatope, a community and religious leader launched the book on behalf of her husband, Chief Ebenezer Babatope.
The ceremony which attracted some eminent personalities and was held at the Conference Hall, National Institute for Sports, national Stadium Complex, Surulere Lagos.
Chairman of the day, Chief David Ajijola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria praised the brilliance and maturity of the author of the book, whom he described as too young for such a feat.
He however tasked him to further produce more of such viable stride, with a view to sanitising and sanitizing the society, for a more positive, constructive and meaningful achievement ahead.