In a demonstration of compassion and a call for collective action, Chief Kefas Wungak Ropshik, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kefiano Foundation, has distributed over 2,000 bags of rice to less privileged individuals across various local government councils in Plateau State.
Chief Ropshik seized the occasion of his birthday to not only celebrate but also extend a helping hand to those in need. The distribution commenced on Tuesday, reaching people in Pankshin, Kanke, and Shendam local government areas before culminating in a larger event at the Mees Palace Event Center in Jos on Thursday. Over 600 widows and orphans were among the beneficiaries, receiving bags of rice and other gifts.
Expressing concern about the prevailing security challenges in Plateau State, Chief Ropshik urged the people to unite and confront the common enemy. In an interview with journalists during his birthday celebration at Crystal Palace, Rayfield, Jos, he emphasized the need for collective action in light of perceived failures by security operatives to adequately protect lives and territorial integrity.
“It is a very sad moment and quite unfortunate that this is happening to Plateau State,” Chief Ropshik lamented. He underscored the urgency for Plateau people to think innovatively about self-protection, emphasizing that waiting solely for government intervention might no longer be a viable option.
“We must think outside the box on how our people can be protected, and this goes directly to the state government,” he asserted. Concerned about the frequency and audacity of attacks, Chief Ropshik questioned the effectiveness of security measures and suggested that citizens should not solely rely on official security responses.
Ropshik, who has personal experience with the impact of violence on families, urged unity beyond political affiliations. He highlighted the importance of involving all stakeholders, irrespective of political parties, in discussions and actions aimed at enhancing the security and success of Plateau State.
“This is not the time for politicking; it is time for governance. Every stakeholder on the Plateau should be called upon, and discussions have to be made so that we can protect our people,” Ropshik emphasized, urging a collective effort to contribute to the success of Plateau State.