Rotary Club of Lagos installs Braimah as president
The Rotary Club of Lagos at the weekend installed Ehi Braimah as its new president. The club, whose major objective is to provide humanitarian services, and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, crowned Braimah as its president at an induction/fund raising ceremony held in the Metropolitan Club, Lagos.
Braimah, who joined Rotary six years ago, said it never occurred to him that he would one day pick up the mantle of leadership of the club. He said the club would execute two star projects during his service year, which include donation of hospital equipment and a fight to eradicate malaria from its adopted community.
“Our first star project is to donate medical equipment worth N4 million to Onikan Health Centre and the second project is to roll back malaria, a major scourge in Nigeria, by providing 1,000 mosquito nets to 1,000 households for N4 million. We also intend to add eight new members and contribute at least $15,000 to the Rotary Foundation.”
Guest speaker, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, said Nigerian tertiary institutions need rehabilitation to maintain good standards. He said Nigeria is one of the highest countries in the world with a high level of illiterate people.
“In a fast changing world of robotic engineering and artificial intelligence, institutions are daily clamouring to meet up with changes but our universities are nowhere to be found. There is a need for a robust educational system for young Nigerians.”He added that the number of non-academic staff in the tertiary institutions is twice the number of academic staff. “This is a major set back that will affect the system and the government should strive to correct that.”
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