Concerted efforts are on by Mr. Ibiyinka Macaulay, the United Kingdom-based businessman and brain behind the Ibiyinka Macaulay Foundation (IBMAC) to return to Lagos and give back to the needy members of the society. The events will be kicked off with a Press Conference on Saturday, May, 18, 2019 at the Civic Event Centre, located at No 39, Modele Street, by Barracks s bus stop, Surulere at 12 noon.
Immediately after this, he, along with family members and friends will pay visits and make donations to selected orphanages also at the Surulere axis of Lagos state.
The second phase of the donations will be held on Monday, the 20th of May, 2019. Specifically, this will involve the commissioning of boreholes, refurbishment of toilets as well as the presentation of generators and television sets to three lucky schools. The beneficiaries include Ajigbeda Girls High School, Salvation Army primary school and Adebola Gibson Memorial primary school, all in Surulere, Lagos.
Furthermore, the round of donations will be concluded on Tuesday, the 21st of May, 2019 with the feeding of the homeless people at the Ebute-Metta area of the state.
According to the philanthropist, he is compelled to assist the needy to show gratitude to God for sustaining his life, after surviving some serious health challenges which he has faced in the UK.
For instance, in October 2011 he developed an infection called septicemia. This resulted in septic shock. He woke up only to find himself at the Liver Intensive Care Unit of Kings College Hospital, London after he had been in a state of coma for 14 weeks! But that was not all to his health challenge.
He spent additional 72 days at the Liver ICU and six months recuperating at the hospital. This ordeal left him disabled as it affected his legs and with a difficulty to defecated normally through the anus.
Upon his great recovery, he caught the virile vision that if God should give him more years on earth he would give back to the society, including people who have suffered similar health hiccups. That gave root to the Ibiyinka Macaulay Foundation (IBMAC). This shows clearly that gratitude is the best form of prayer.