Club rehabilitates Army school, empowers widows with grinding machines
Rotary Club of Abule-Egba Metropolitan has been commended by the District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110 made up Lagos and Ogun States, Rotarian Remi Bello, for going extra mile in its commitment to humanitarian services in all the seven areas of focus of Rotary International.
During his routine visit to the club, Bello, who was hosted at Rita Suites and hotels, Abule-Egba was held spellbound by the opening of N5 million rehabilitation of two blocks of seven classrooms with modern toilets at Army Children School, Abule-Egba.
He however, expressed surprise at the giving out of 30 grinding machines to 30 widows at the cost of N90,000 each totaling, N2,700,000.
The Club’s records of projects already carried out which include contributions to Rotary foundation, District Endowment and Welfare Educational Fund (DEWEF), Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) as well as increase in membership, among others, led to a loud ovation of the outstanding leadership quality of the President of the Club, Rotarian Afolaji Abolaji Paul as well as the spirit of commitment of the members of the club in going beyond the expectations of the club within the carrying out of quality projects for its service period, 2021-2022.
“Your club has done so much this service year and I make bold to count you as my partner in progress. You have done wonderfully well in touching lives. You have lived up to be recognised as an effective Rotary Club. You have attracted members and you are inducting new members today.
“Your star project of refurbishing two blocks and seven classrooms which include gift of water and modern toilets of Army Children School, Abule-Egba as well as empowering 30 widows with grinding machines among others are worthy of commendation.
“You have lived up to be recognized as a vibrant, functional Rotary Club.
“What I met on ground was quite different from what I had in mind before I came, thinking that you are just one of the clubs in a corner. Please sustain it and with your performance, your club would be one of the clubs to be visited early by my successor. You have the best membership development strategy,” Bello said.
In his comment, Afolaji said the encomiums showered on the club were as a result of the concerted effort of the entire members, whose unflinching support and commitment had earned the club the commendation.
He premised the effort of the club in rehabilitating the Army Children School and equipping it with modern toilets on the need to give the children a befitting and conducive environment for learning.
Stephen Taiwo from Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Basic School and Quality Assurance Department commended Rotary Club of Abule Egba Metro for its effort in improving lives of the children while the Principal of the School, Mrs. Modupe Omodunbi appreciated the magnanimity of the club in carrying out the project which was completed within six months.