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Falomo hosts Rotary Flame, intensifies fight against polio


ROTARY FLAMEAS part of efforts towards global vaccination targeting eradication of poliomyelitis, the Rotary Club of Falomo, Lagos, District 9110 has hosted the Polio Torch from India.

The hosting symbolizes that even though many children continue to suffer from the disease, which causes crippling disability, there is still hope that the disease would be wiped out of the country.

President, Rotary Club of Falomo, Gboyega Lesi said the initiative tagged “Polio Flame” is a project targeted at complete eradication of the disease from the world.

He explained that world leaders have touched the PolioTorch from India where funds have been raised as part of commitment to eradicate polio from countries including Nigeria.

According to him, “we want to ensure complete eradication of polio from the world and Rotary has played important role in the battle against polio in Nigeria and the world.

We will use this project to raise funds and we want other corporate organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals to join us in the funding and partnering to eradicate polio.”

The flame is coming to Nigeria for the first time. It would go round other countries because Rotary Foundation needs money to help eradicate this disease. In active support of the eradication of polio from Nigeria, the club raised a whooping USD9,000.

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