The 10,000…Giving Back With Sujimoto
IN an outstanding manner, young, brave Sijibomi, stunned Nigerians by celebrating his birthday with a very benevolent gesture by giving out 10,000 hampers to underprivileged individuals.
Opting out of the routine reception of premium gifts on his birthday, he says, “my best gift is not to receive an expensive watch or high class fashion piece but the best gift our society can give me is by challenging ourselves and engaging in ways to alleviate the plight of the poor.”
Explaining the reason behind this feat, Sijibomi stated that the days of popping champagne bottles don’t matter. “What are we celebrating? For every drop of liquor consumed it is imperative I contribute towards alleviating the life of people around me.
“Unlike what I’m used to, I decided to make this year’s birthday celebration different. It’s easy to call up a couple of friends, lavishly spend on food and champagne and call it a night. Think about it, what satisfaction comes from knowing that my neighbour is hungry? Simply put if your neighbour is hungry, your chicken is not safe,” he said.
Reflecting on what to do to thank God for another year, he said, “I wanted to do something different, I didn’t want a gift from anyone, I wanted to give gifts to people. Away on a business trip, an idea came to me, Hampers! Yes, because they are typically exchanged among the rich; so who gives gifts to the poor? That tradition must change. Hence I changed my birthday tradition too.
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