Former Super Eagles defender and founder of Shelter in The Storm Miracle Ministries of All Nations, Taribo West, has opened up on how he used his church in Milan to rescue homeless immigrants and prostitutes in italy.
CANDIIDONLINE reports that a huge number of Nigerian women are reportedly lured to Italy and other parts of Europe on false promises of a better future.
The ladies however turned to prostitutes by those who brought them in and have to sell their bodies to repay debts.
In an interview with Punch, Taribo said;
“I used my church while I was in Milan to help the homeless and Nigerians who were taken to Italy all in the name of prostitution.
“God told us to use whatever we generated from our personal income to upgrade the standard and living of the less-privilege.
Especially those that the society had written off because living in Europe is not easy, it’s like a land of economic refugees.
“We had a lot of immigrants coming in almost every day to the church; most of them didn’t have places to stay, some didn’t have documents to assimilate them into the society.
“What we did was after delivering them, we gave them a place to stay and from there we looked for jobs for them and we helped them procure documents as well.
It was very tough for me, because I spent a lot of money. But it was historical in the Italian nation.
”It’s not like Africa, especially Nigeria, where laws don’t work.
There (Italy), you have to go through a legal process, which will justify if everything is correct, then I paid taxes, so I could get everything…
My personality also helped. So, we did so much to give a lot of people life.”