About Us

ABOUT US

DAGOMO is the only Organisation that actively prepares people for old age, dignifies aging and gives people hope in such a way that even in and after death, the community benefits.

Our History

DAGOMO Foundation Nigeria LTD/GTE (DAGOMO) is a private based charitable non-governmental, not for profit organization established in Benin City, Edo State in March 2007 in honour of Daniel and Grace Omoigui by their children.

In 2008, the foundation was first launched in a thanksgiving ceremony held for Ma Grace Omoigui who had just recovered from an illness. Funds were raised for the foundation; however it was not significant enough for a proper takeoff.

In 2012, the children of Pa & Ma Daniel and Grace Omoigui organized a book launch to commemorate the 80th birthday celebration of Pa Daniel Omoigui. The title of the book was DAGOMO, a book which tells a story of their marriage, their journey through life’s challenges as well as a historic recording of their genealogy and events in Nigeria. After a successful book launch, the proceeds were used to start off the operational phase of DAGOMO foundation Nigeria with an office complex located in Benin City, Edo State; the town where Pa and Ma Daniel Omoigui grew up and lived.
DAGOMO is dedicated to providing support to areas that are critical for nation building but haven’t received adequate attention.

Our Space

Our focus is to channel our intervention towards the neglected in society. For the purpose of our work, neglected is defined as but not limited to;
Those whom the government has the civil and constitutional responsibility towards their well welfare but have abandoned such responsibilities either due to policy gaps, mal-administration or outright neglect.
Section 14(2) (b) .1999 Constitution of Nigeria provides;
The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.

The constitution further specifies some of these Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy to cover the following aspects;
– That suitable and adequate shelter, suitable and adequate food, reasonable national minimum living wage, old age care and pensions, and unemployment, sick benefits and welfare of the disabled are provided for all citizens.

The welfare of citizens being the primary duty of government, behooves on us the social responsibility to constantly stimulate governments at all levels to live up to its responsibility towards the neglected , while we contribute our selfless services in ensuring that everyone has an opportunity for a fulfilling life.

The focus of our programs is the elderly above the age of 60, living alone with little or no domestic/external help, poor living conditions, people with physical and emotional needs.