Chief Ebowusim who doubles as the State patron of the Lagos command, made this donation on same day his company marked 25th anniversary.
According to him, “I started my business 25years ago, and I thank God for today. I also thank my Business partner Mr Christopher Nebe who is currently the MD of the company. He’s been helpful and instrumental to the successful of this company and this donation I’ m making today. It’s an international company. We produce drugs and distribute not just within Nigeria but to other African countries. Thank God today we are moving on. I joined WAI Brigade in Owerri my state capital where I was later made a patron.
"As a philanthropist, I did a lot for my people. In Lagos, I was also made a patron. Today, being a patron of this Brigade, I felt it will be necessary to present a gift of an Hilux van as an operational vehicle to the Brigade because what moves me so much in life is Discipline. With this, easy movements to areas where crimes will be fought won’t be a problem. I’ve always loved discipline; it’s in my blood, because my parents were popularly known for that.
"For me, a vehicle with good tyres such as Hilux is what I desire as a reward for the Brigade’s efforts and as a way to encourage them in the fight against discipline. I encourage Nigerians to behave disciplined, just as I encourage Businessmen in the society to look towards the direction of donating to those who fight crimes and embrace discipline. I give with passion. I don’t have to wait until I have so much before I give.
"Even my staff and my Business partner can atestate to that. Even with the existence of military and para-military bodies in Nigeria, I still believe in the ability of WAI Brigade to curb crime in the society because they are not corrupt. They are very disciplined. It is a voluntary organization, yet members are very committed. I think if every Nigerian acts disciplined, we will go places in this country. WAI has the power to ensure discipline in the society; they’ve been conferred with the powers, and have been living up to expectation.
"I’m proud of them. Comparatively, the present administration has done a lot to reduce crime rates in the Nigerian society, but we need to do more. In the past, we used to hear of shootings here and there, Yahoo Yahoo, and the likes, but today all of that has reduced drastically. Hunger can instigate crime in any given society. I pray the Nigerian society changes so that the hunger in the land doesn’t instigate crime.”
Receiving the gift on behalf of the Brigade, the Lagos State Commander, WAI Brigade Nigeria, Senior Comrade Gabriel Adeoye, appreciated the donor. His words “I’m so grateful to our patron to have thought it wise to make this donation. In fact, I was telling my colleague that if I had my way, I would have changed my date of birth from May to September owing to how grateful I am for the gift we just received. We are here today to express our heartfelt appreciation because no duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.