LAGOS: SAGA Foundation, an initiative aimed at eradicating poverty in Nigeria and African communities was launched on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria.
The foundation which was founded during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic was set up with the mission to overcome poverty in Nigeria and African Communities. It also aims at promoting access to quality education and fight for social and economic justice for a more prosperous society.
SAGA Foundation was founded shortly after the appointment of Shola Agboola as a Goodwill Ambassador by Five Points Youths Foundation, United States and subsequent recommendation to the United Nations Global Compact Network.
The foundation according to Amb. Agboola was officially granted the permission to inaugurate it’s UNGC team in Nigeria and began work with immediate effect.
SAGA Foundation is committed to a strategic alliance and collaboration with the Edfu Foundation, Five Points Youths Foundation, RTN TV and Revelations Network in the United States of America and WHOPE organization for researching, identifying, establishing, monitoring and managing local, regional, national and international socio-economic development projects for the betterment of mankind.
Speaking during the launching, Amb. Agboola said: “We are dedicated to expanding, stabilizing and operationalizing the United Nations Global Compact Local Network Infrastructure to “glocalize” Agendas 2063 and 2030 during the United Nations Decade of Action on the SDGs.”
At the height of the COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria, Agboola, in April, 2020, took it upon himself to distribute COVID-19 relief materials to widows, mothers, children, the disabled, and less privileges in communities within Osun state.