By Jennifer S. Kuwanta
The Chief Executive Officer of Amina Dikwa Foundation (ADF), Dr Amina Dikwa has revealed her aspiration to not just impact lives in the Northeast and North Central part of Nigeria, but to all parts of the entire nation.
Dr Dikwa disclosed this Sunday, in an exclusive interview with OurNigeria TV in Abuja.
In her own words: “Whatever we do, we always believe that there’s room for something better. We aspire to continue spreading our tentacles not just in the Northeast and North Central, but to all parts of the nation at large.”
She went on to state that the government has been supportive, when asked if there are government policies that affect NGOs in Nigeria.
“The government has always been supportive of NGOs and doing its best in providing NGOs especially humanitarian organizations with avenues to play their part in fostering better communities in Nigeria. But there’s still need for more support from the government and other key players as well.” she adds.
Dr Dikwa averred that, her passion and deep commitment to assisting the vulnerable and less privileged is something she will attribute to her family.
“My parents are my role models in that regard, I have seen them dedicate their lives to humanitarian causes. They taught us that giving charity, putting smiles on people’s faces and giving them opportunities to succeed in life are crucial to even our own development.”
“So, founding ADF just provided me with a broader avenue to put smiles on people’s faces through our humanitarian efforts.
Also, I have a strong desire for social change and I find deep meaning and purpose in helping others, I’m very passionate about it and it makes me happy.”
Amina Dikwa Foundation is a humanitarian and Nonprofit organization involved in a wide range of initiatives, from assisting the vulnerable to improving livelihoods, child protection, addressing education, and combating gender-based violence.
The foundation has undertaken a multitude of projects, including borehole installations, providing shelter and relief materials during crises, distributing food, and supplying sanitary products for women, among others.