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Lions Club tasks Nigerians on charity

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The Lions Club International, District 404B2, has appealed to Nigerians to cultivate the habit of providing succour to the downtrodden. To exemplify this, the club organised a three-in-one programme at Ojuwoye Community Nursery/Primary School, Olateju, Mushin, Lagos, which comprised of a party for children with special needs, feeding of the less privileged and birthday of Melvin Jones and Lion (Dr.) Naresh Aggarwal.

According to the District Governor, Ayodele Samuel, “We have three events rolled into one. We chose the school because of the location. The school has a number of children with special needs. So, all we needed to do was bring a few others to join them.”

While stating the challenges confronting the organisation, he urged Nigerians to see charity as a way of life. “The organisation is faced with the issue of finance, probably because of the prevailing economic challenges. It is also biting hard on our members. Some of them find it difficult to redeem their membership dues. Most of our revenue comes from membership. So, if they find it difficult, it will also reflect on the purse of the association. The economy is taking its toll on the district,” he said.

“I encourage kindhearted Nigerians to join us to expand our area of coverage and expand our service or even, on their own, give helping hand to the less-privileged. It is a call to service to all Nigerians, regardless of whether they are Lions or not,” he added.Lion Caroline Adediran, the guest speaker, also called on Nigerians to render service to humanity.


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