A nongovernmental, nonprofit humanitarian organization, Jingina Empowerment Foundation says the current response to the plights of the less privileged in Nigeria is not sufficient.

Chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Hassan Jingina believes such slow response is capable of deteriorating the nation's economy.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the foundation's free summer classes for some 3000 indigent children, mostly internally displaced, held in Mangu, Central Plateau, Dr. Jingina said unless the majority of the citizenry especially the upcoming generation have a comfortable life, the nation will continue to suffer setbacks.

"Without health, without food, education and all these basic necessities of life, an individual is a disaster to himself and even the nation at large," he said.

He pledged the foundation's readiness to continue supporting the less privileged as a way of supporting government in its quest for poverty alleviation.

"Government is doing its best and we will always do ours too.

"I was once a nobody, and I know what it feels like to be without support.

"The only fair thing I would ever do to myself is to help that nobody today become somebody tomorrow.

"By so doing I hope to also challenge those who are not doing it to start," he said.

He disclosed that the free summer classes were part of the foundation's three key programmes - education, health and human empowerment which will be executed every year involving different sets of beneficiaries.