Akeredolu advocates Rotary leadership model as clubs install presidents
The District 9110 Governor (DG), Rotary International, Dr. Jide Akeredolu, has called on local, state and the federal government to imbibe the values of Rotary in seamlessly grooming a succession of leaders. He made this known at the installation of Rtn. Emmanuel Eneh as the 36th president of the Rotary Club of Agege.
Before Eneh’s inauguration, Akeredolu had jokingly remarked if there was no petition, pending court injunction or stay of action to stop Eneh’s official decoration as the new president. After a loud response of No, the DG went ahead to proclaim Eneh as the new president, announcing that the Rotary tradition of appointing its leaders two years ahead prepares the appointed for leadership without distraction.
Accepting the challenge, Eneh promised to implement the club’s project with a total of N19.5 million, which includes the provision of incubators to four hospitals, 1,000 mosquito-treated nets, the supply of books to five secondary schools, provision of micro-credit loans to 20 beneficiaries among others.
Meanwhile, Akeredolu in his visit to the Rotary Club of Onigbongbo has scored the club high by in implementation of its projects. President of the club, Rtn. Olajide Ajayi, appreciated the rating, adding that the club would not rest on its oars. He promised to look into the six areas of focus of Rotary in the execution of his projects aimed at meeting the needs of the people within the community of the club.
Members of the club with Akeredolu in attendance visited Onigbongbo Primary Health centre where donations were made such as treated mosquito nets, chairs and many other valuable items.
Rtn. Nonye Uche-Nwachukwu was also inaugurated as the 15th president of the Rotary Club of Ojodu at an event that took place at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja where the board of directors were also inducted. She enumerated her projects for her service year to include the star project of renovation of a block of classrooms at Ojodu Abiodun community High School at a cost of N8,600.000.
Others include sickle cell awareness and management programme in conjunction with Sickle Cell Foundation of Nigeria at a cost of N1,300,000; erection of a block of toilets in Ojodu Abiodun Health centre to cost N2,100,000; donation of hospital equipment amounting to N2,800,000 and provision of textbooks for Isheri Grammar School Library to gulp N1,000,000.