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Foundation Tasks Senate On Law To Carter For Aged Citizens

The Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF) has called on the Nigerian Senate to initiate and pass into law a Bill that shall compel the Federal Government to formulate and implement a social trust fund that will take care of aged citizens in the country.

The Founder and National President of the Foundation, Dr. (Amb.) Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua made the call in Abuja in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

According to the ASYARF President, enacting such a law has become very necessary because “at the moment in the country, elderly people are left uncatered for, especially when they are not from rich background or have no well-to-do children in the society.

“The Bill should also make it as a priority to periodically collate and update a database of the aged to take into account the number of elderly people in the country. This can be possible when such Bill is also adopted at the state level.

“When passed and signed into law, it will help to reduce the trauma associated with old people”, Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua stated.

The foundation has been involved in women and youths empowerment, girl child education campaign and enlightenment, particularly at the grassroots levels in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa.



End political enmity, support Buhari in fighting corruption,

ASYARF urges Nigerians

Nigerians have been advised to support the present administration in fighting against corruption and abide with the rule of law for good governance and sustainable development.

Founder/President Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF), Dr. Ambassador Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua, stated this while delivering a speech on “Treating the Threats to National SecuritySocial–Political cum Ethno–Religious Crises Perspective”, also said that Nigerians “must end political enmity within our Democratic governance in Nigeria”.

The ASYARF founder also urged Nigerians to entrust the patriotic services rendered by the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who she described as, “a God-sent President and leader that has fought bravely against corruption in Nigeria”.

“We should believe and support the policy of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari. We must decide now to fight corruption, abiding with the rules of laws on our constitutional platforms.

“Nigerian should rise and support President Muhammadu Buhari. He will surely make history on total transformation, this is a clear fact that since 2015 when he came to power as the Grand Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we have all witnessed Change in Diversity, an inclusive Government that works with Political Leaders, Experts and various specialists from across the 36 states of the federation, destined for Generation Impacts”, she said.

Dr Asabe further urged Nigerians to hope in God and be decisive now to support the continuity of a Government that has determined to fight corruption to finish, liberating Nigerians from pains and agonies with a visible promise to make Nigeria the most Peaceful Community on Planet Earth.

“We must end political enmity within our Democratic governance in Nigeria, our socio cultural Family inheritance and ways of living that has made us one Nigeria in the past must be revisited, Nigerians everywhere and anywhere should be free to move, walk, or say that all oppression and victimization from one Nigerian to another must end.

“Nigerians must abide with patriotic conscience encompass with divine intervention for the betterment of humanity. This will enable us achieve a unified resolution to National insecurities.

“Always remember that on this Generation our decision is now, we should focus on development issues that will be of great benefits to our unborn Generation”, the ASYARF National President further said.

She pointed out that the socio–political cum ethno- religious crises that have deactivated the proceeding of our multi-cultural modalities in diversity,  have also  made our nation the haven of corruption, gender violence, political chaos, kidnapping, communal violence, hate speeches, bad governance and other visible virus of societal vices residing in our beloved country Nigeria.

She commended the organizers of the historic gathering for reviving people’s memories on a global issue that has made millions of Nigerians victims of violence and various concepts of societal vices, “setting our beloved country on a core of cremation”.



Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua, ASYARF founder, bags Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Award

The founder and President of the Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF), Dr. Asabe Shehu Yar’Adu has received the Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Award as “Icon of Greater Nigeria”. The award was presented to the recipient at a ceremony recently by the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN). At the event, the group, led by the Vice President (National Affairs) of the council, Barr. Farouk Mohammed, noted that NYCN is the apex body of youths cutting across the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). According to him, the youths have been involved in several activities, including promoting harmonious relationship among different ethnic groups in parts of Northern Nigeria, youth empowerment and support for vulnerable groups, among others. He appealed to the Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation to partner with youth organisations to better the lives of young people in Northern Nigeria. Responding, the award recipient, represented by the Abuja Liaison Officer of the foundation, Comrade James Ezema, pledged the Foundation’s readiness to work with the youths group to ensure that their vision for young people is fulfilled. “The foundation has been involved in several activities in different parts of Africa, especially in Nigeria and other countries in West African sub region, torching lives of vulnerable members of local communities, including women and children, putting smiles on their faces. “So, the foundation will surely support your activities and partner with you to ensure that your vision is fulfilled,” he said. The award was in recognition and appreciation of the immense contributions of Dr. Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua “towards youth empowerment, philanthropy, human transformation, education development, and prudent management of resources for the benefit of humanity and the country,” the group noted.


Would the Rural Women Be Left Behind?

The Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF) committed to leaving no one behind for planet 50/50 by 2030. Would the rural women be left behind?

ASYARF is currently working in rural communities across the country to give rural women’s life a meaning and bridging the gap.




Photos: ASYARF 2018 First Quarter Events

Among other activities, the Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF) members participated in several events within the first quarter of 2018.

MIMUN Russia Delegates, representing ASYARF

ASYARF members were at in Middle School International Model United Nations (MIMUN) in Russia as delegates.


ASYARF also participated in the World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) brainstorming meeting civil society organizations at the World Bank headquarters, Abuja.


The as role models, the founder and president of Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation, Dr. Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua and some members of the organization were at the Avi-Cenna inter house sports to give hope and inspire the future leaders of Nigeria in line with the foundation’s agenda for young people in Africa.


Members of the foundation were part of the Oni of Ife’s Hope Alive Iniative Press Conference on the means of fostering the growth and Sustainable Development Goals of NGO’s at Oriental Hotel, Lekki-Lagos.

Bothered by the rate of poverty among women and children in the land, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, launched the Hopes Alive Initiative, targeted at the less privileged.

It is an innovation of the House of Oduduwa Foundation under the auspices of His Imperial Majesty.


ASYARF At Ocean Conference

The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.

The Governments of Fiji and Sweden have the co-hosting responsibilities of the Conference.

The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all.


Barr Ebokpo John Ifeanyi of Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF) was at the Ocean Conference.


12th Session of United nations Forum on Forests held at United Nations HQ in New –York, from ASYARF in attendance.


12th Session of United nations Forum on Forests held at United Nations HQ in New –York, from 1st-5th May 2017 ASYARF in attendance.


Cross section of participants at National Youth Summit on Crime Prevention at National Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island Lagos, ASYARF members were in attendance.

Cross section of participants at National Youth Summit on Crime Prevention at National Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island Lagos, ASYARF members were in attendance.

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