By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Nollywood Actress, Juliet Ibrahim has commenced a relief challenge for her colleagues and other Nigerian celebrities to come to the succor of people displaced by the devastating Makurdi flood by donating.
The beautiful Actress made this known in a video she posted on Instagram.
Tagged #MakurdiFloodReliefChallenge, she said she’s starting it to alleviate the sufferings of those displaced; noting that she once lived as a refugee and she understands the difficult condition they are in at the moment.
According to her, the goal is to raise N10 million and she will be kicking the challenge off by donating the sum of 500,000 Naira and another 500,000 Naira on behalf of ‘The Juliet Ibrahim Foundation’ to the Makurdi flood victims.
“Waking up to news about so many natural disasters happening around the world has been extremely devastating. The most recent ones that struck me were ‘Hurricane Harvey’ in Houston Texas, the mudslides in Sierra Leone, and now the flooding in Makurdi. Many families have lost everything, and even worse, many lives have been lost.
“I’ve once lived as a refugee, and I know what it means to work for something, and lose it all in the blink of an eye. Hence my decision today, to donate. Starting with the most recent and nearest, I will be donating the sum of 500,000 Naira and another 500,000 Naira on behalf of The Juliet Ibrahim Foundation, to the Makurdi flood victims.
“I am also using this opportunity to challenge my fellow colleagues, friends, and fans to join in. Let’s help out by donating to this cause. #MakurdiFloodReliefChallenge
“I need my friends to step up to the challenge. Once you’ve accepted the challenge, simply post or tweet stating you have accepted and then tag those you’d like to challenge. You don’t have to announce the amount you are donating. The goal is to raise 10 Million Naira.
“Celebrities are doing their bit abroad for the ‘Hurricane Harvey’ victims, and I pray we can also do it over here for the Makurdi flood victims.
You can donate into our bank account- JULIET IBRAHIM FOUNDATION
Please use the hashtag #MakurdiFloodReliefChallenge when donating.
No amount is too small, let’s all chip in.
God bless us all!”
She tagged several Nigerian celebrities, including Funke Akindele, Mercy Johnson, AY, Olamide, Ubi Franklin, M.I, Toke Makinwa, Bobrisky, Wizkid, Tonto Dike, Timi Dakolo, Tiwa Savage, and Ycee.