The Ghanian actress who initiated the campaign #MakurdiFloodReliefChallenge in a bid to raise the sum of N10m for the Benue flood victims kicked off the campaign herself by donating N1m while also challenging his colleagues to follow suit.
Juliet Ibrahim has taken to her Instagram page to donate the sum of N1m to the displaced Benue flood victims.
Sharing a video of herself, Juliet talks about her life as a refugee, recent disasters across the world while imploring everyone, most especially her celebrity colleagues to join hands to donate to the affected victims.
Juliet Ibrahim wrote: “Waking up to news about so many natural disasters happening around the world has been extremely devastating.
“The most recent ones that struck me were ‘Hurricane Harvey’ in Houston Texas, the mudslide’s in Sierra Leone, and now the flooding in Makurdi.
“Many families have lost everything, and even worse, many lives have been lost.
“I’ve once lived as a refugee, and I know what it means to work for something, and lose it all in the blink of an eye. Hence my decision today, to donate.
“Starting with the most recent and nearest, I will be donating the sum of 500,000 Naira and another 500,000 Naira on behalf of The Juliet Ibrahim Foundation, to the Makurdi flood victim.
“I am also using this opportunity to challenge my fellow colleagues, friends, and fans to join in. Let’s help out by donating to this cause #MakurdiFloodReliefChallenge.
“I need my friends to step up to the challenge. Once you’ve accepted the challenge, simply post or tweet stating you have accepted and then tag those you’d like to challenge.
She further urged Nigerian celebrities to join her in helping Makurdi victims just like celebrities are doing their bit abroad for the ‘Hurricane Harvey’ victims.