Thursday Jan 05, 2017. 09:40
NPFL side Plateau United will visit a number of orphanages in Jos and its environs as part of their traditional community work.
This was made known by the general manager of the club, Pius Hemwann, who stated the exercise is an annual event for both the management and players of the club.
“We have finalised arrangements to visit the less privilege in and around the city of Jos, as we have always done before the commencement of the league season,” Hemwann disclosed.
“This is just about the second time we are embarking on such a move as a Premier League side, but while we were in the National League it used to be an annual event for the team.”
It will be recalled that the Tin City Boys did some charity works before the start of the 2015/2016 NPFL season.
They visited the famous Miango Ophanage and Motherless Babies Home in Bassa Local Government Area of the State.
The visit was not without cash gifts, materials and food items, a move which the general Manager sees as an extension of a hand of love and friendship to the less privileged.
“It is an act of extending love and friendship to the less privileged in our society. We try to make them feel loved, and we instill in them that sense of togetherness,” he said.
“They are part of our society, and we have a responsibility to give them that sense of belonging, because if we don’t, posterity will hold us accountable.”
Plateau United FC will kick off their 2016/2017 NPFL season with a visit to Remo Stars FC at the Sagamu International Stadium on Sunday, January 15.
By Chijioke Henry