Ifezue emerges president of Rotary Club of Opebi
The Rotary Club of Opebi, District 9110 Nigeria has installed its 36th president, Rotarian Nnamdi Ifezue to oversee the affairs of the club for the year 2018-2019. He took over the leadership of the club from the immediate past president, Rotarian Abideen Olusegun Ibidunni, after completion of his one-year term, at the investiture ceremony held recently in Lagos.
In his acceptance speech, Ifezue promised to dedicate himself to the cause of Rotary and make positive contribution to the continuance and well being of humanity.He said the club would continue to also leverage on skill sets and vocation of members to deliver service to the host community and society in general.
Speaking on his vision for the year, the newly installed President said some of the projects slated for the current rotary year include the donation of 200 pieces of chairs and desks to pupils of Opebi Primary School to provide conducive environment for learning.Others include, the provision of education materials such as books, white boards and others for Opebi Correction Centre to boost learning.
The president also revealed plans to organise heart attack awareness campaign and other related ailments to sensitise the public on healthy lifestyle adding that the club would conduct screening for individuals and offer solutions during the period.He said the club is working to ensure the communities around Opebi feel Rotary impacts through execution of impactful projects.
Stressing the important of giving back to society, Ifezue urged Nigerians to rise to the aid of the less privilege in the society.He said: “We must always remember the less fortunate among us, and the fact that abundance comes as a result of giving ourselves to others. This is who we are as Rotarians, we know that the more we give of ourselves, the more we are likely to receive.”
“That is why in any of our programme, we try to sensitize and encourage people to join rotary because it is only by joining that you may develop a heart of giving. There is no amount of humanitarian services that is adequate. You just have to do your best and put smile on the people.“
Noting that only government cannot affect lives everyone, Ifezue called on individuals and the private sector to join hands with the club particularly in the area of polio eradication, which they are championing.
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