AGS Tribe, a pan-African community built to connect and build the capacity of young entrepreneurs and professionals, has been able to raise N22 million from members of the public for the education and upkeep of two little children who recently lost both parents to a murder-suicide incident in Lagos.
Olamide Alli was murdered on June 21 by her fiancé, Chris Ndukwe, who also took his own life, leaving behind two children.
Ndukwe allegedly stabbed the 25-year-old to death with knives and committed suicide by drinking a substance suspected to be an insecticide.
AGS Tribe, which confirmed that Alli was one of its members, had last week called on Nigerians to assist the children who have become orphans.
The Founder of the group, Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti, had told reporters that the target was N20m.
However, Durosinmi-Etti said on her official Instagram handle on Tuesday that the target had been surpassed by N2m.
She thanked well-meaning Nigerians for their donations.
Durosinmi-Etti wrote, “Exactly a week after the first announcement, we have been able to surpass our target. This is actually wild! I don’t have the words to describe how I feel. When I announced the N20m as a target, I was scared.
“After we got to N6m, I started having heart palpitations. I don’t even know why but even more fear set in. The devil can try to steal from us but he will never succeed. Because of you all, those kids and their generation have a guaranteed future, at least financially. May God give them guardians and good earthly parents that will bring out the best in them.
“God bless everyone that was part of this journey! All your reposts, forwards, encouragement and contribution brought us this far! You will never be close to any tragedy all the days of your life and you will always find favour in all you do.”
She said the funds raised would be managed by First Bank of Nigeria’s Quest Trustees.