A Non-governmental organisation, Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) has named its hall after the renowned environmentalist, Dr. Nnimmo Bassey in recognition of his contribution to humanity.
Speaking at the unveiling of the hall in Lagos, CEE-HOPE Executive Director, Betty Abah said the gesture was to appreciate the environment activist for his support to CEE-HOPE.
According to her, Bassey, aside being her boss is also a major supporter of the organisation’s activities.
“He contributed to the shelter which is serving as refuge for violated women in their marriages. He is part of the advocates in Makoko and Monkey Village. God has really used him for us and I believe it is not an accident naming this hall after him. He has taught me a lot about humility, being humble inspite of his achievements,” she said.
In his response, Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) who came in company of his wife, Evelyn, commended the management and staff of the organisation’ for the work they are doing in affecting lives.
“CEE-HOPE is not only about advocating, but making things happen. Aside women and children, the organisation has covered social scope of advocacy.
” Betty stands for truth. Truth is truth. She stands for the oppressed. We don’t have doubt about what CEE-HOPE stands for and doing. This is also our calling to help children of mother earth,” he said
Commending the leading environmental activist, Makoko prince, Ade Oluwatobi said, “we are grateful to Dr. Bassey for his support to Makoko children and fishermen. Everybody appreciates you.”