Ikoyi Club tasks members on giving at Christmas carol
Lagos Task Force gets 1000 safety reflective vests
As the scents of Christmas rent the air, Ikoyi Club 1938, one of Nigeria’s premier elite clubs on Monday conducted a Christmas Carol at the club’s lawn where members were advised to be mindful of the times and season, and inspite of the recession in the country, pass on the torch of giving and kindness.
While giving his address, the club chairman, Major Gen. Mufutau Balogun (Rtd.), urged members to be appreciative of being alive by being a blessing to someone in need during this dire period. He thanked the Trustee and General Committee members who participated in the carol by reading the nine lessons, and also members who volunteered to be part of the Ikoyi Club Voices.
The carol, which was organized by members, had in attendance one of the club’s five trustees, Mr. Alaba Okupe; Vice Chairman, Mr. Olusola Adeosun; Honorary Secretary, Mr. Tokunbo Ogundipe, Treasurer, Mr. Ayo Ogunyinka, other members of the General Committee, past Committee members, members and invited guests.
As part of its year-end activities, a leading manufacturer and marketer of frozen and non-frozen food products, Fan Milk Plc., has donated 1,000 safety reflective vests to the Lagos State Task Force (LSTF). The firm said it made the donation to enhance the operations of the state’s task force and also support Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode’s-led administration’s efforts in ensuring sanity within the state.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony yesterday, at Ikeja, the companies Managing Director, Mr. Hans Pedersen said his organisation was pleased to contribute to the development of Lagos.
He said, “Fan Milk has a history of collaboration with Lagos particularly in regards to good environment. We have also championed several programmes on sustainable environment. We acknowledge the good work the Lagos Task Force is doing in actualizing the policies and vision of the government.”
In his remark, the Task Force Chairman, Superintendent of Police, Mr. Olayinka Egbeyemi, said the donation shows the commitment of Fan Milk to his organisation, while he promised that the items would be judiciously used.
The company had earlier this year, donated a bus to the Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan.