Adams, Akingbolu task Nigerians on humanitarian service
Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, and rights activist, Kabiru Akingbolu, have called on influential Nigerians to use their wealth to serve and uplift the less-privileged in the society.
Adams, who was Father of the Day at the public presentation of Lukman Olabiyi as the fifth President of Eko Centennial for 2022/2023 Lion Year, in Lagos, stated the need for Nigerians to be humane in delivering service for the progress and development of society.
In a statement, yesterday, Adams, who was represented at the occasion by Adebiyi Philips, described service to humanity as service to oneself, insisting that the society would be better if every wealthy and influential person considers it pertinent to serve and uplift the less privileged in the society.
The Yoruba generalissimo, however, challenged the new Lions Club president to ensure continuity in humanitarian activities of the club by working assiduously to raise funds through partnership with well meaning individuals and corporate organisations.
Akingbolu emphasised giving back to society and ensuring the rich and privileged cater for the needy.
“If you cannot help those who could not feed a day, who lack shelter, there is no how you can believe in God because believing in humanity is believing in God.”
On his part, Olabiyi bemoaned the poor awareness around voluntary blood donation in Lagos and the country at large.
He stressed the need for the people to be informed of the benefits of donating blood and the consequences of not showing interest.
He said: “At Lions Club, we are intensifying campaign on issue of voluntary blood donation, people are not aware about this and the benefits of donating blood.
“We are trying to change the misconception and trying to forge partnership with stakeholders, particularly the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (LSTS), because we know that donation of blood is useful and can save lives when the need arises.”
He, however, called on well-meaning individuals and organisations to support the club by contributing their quota to the development and progress of society.