Rotary Amuwo commits N20m to fund micro credit scheme, other projects
Rotary Club of Amuwo Odofin District 9110 has committed N20 million to enhance the economic power of underprivileged women in Amuwo and Ojo areas of Lagos State through the club’s micro credit lending scheme.
This was disclosed during the installation ceremony of the 35th President and fundraising luncheon/induction of 2021/2022 board members held in Lagos.
The president, Austin Njoku, said the club would also give 20 indigent women, hair dryers and grinding machines to further boost the fight against poverty.
He said other projects that would be executed by the club for the Rotary year include, awarding of scholarships to students in public schools, prison decongestion, corrective eye surgeries for people with cataract and glaucoma, planting of 500 ecological trees to protect the environment and provision of five boreholes with fitters and overhead tanks in Amuwo and Ojo communities.
Njoku also noted that the club would support families especially in life threatening/terminal health issues like screening candidates for high blood pressure, hepatitis, diabetes, among others, adding that early detection is key to survival of patients.
“Apart from the poverty crisis in our country, the insecurity and corruption, high food prices have been unhelpful to the larger population, if we must all survive, then we must do more! It’s a clarion call to share part of our blessings and strengthen the fabric of our society,” he said.
The Chairman, Installation Committee, Goni Zakari, called for donation of funds to help the execution of the various projects.
According to him, the funds are needed at this critical time where 80 per cent of the country’s population are living below the poverty line.
“We need to do more and save humanity, times are hard indeed and this is unprecedented in our history as a nation. Please note that we cannot achieve much without funds and this is very critical,” he said.