Monday, 5th June 2023

Nsirimobi becomes 39th President of Rotary Club of Gbagada

The baton of office as the 39th Imaginative President of Rotary Club of Gbagada, District 9110, Rotary International,

Past District Governor (PDG), Niji Raji (left); President Alozie Nsirimobi (3rd left); PDG Deinde Shoga; PDG Kola Sodipo and immediate Past President, Rotarian Bayo Erinle at the investiture ceremony.

The baton of office as the 39th Imaginative President of Rotary Club of Gbagada, District 9110, Rotary International, was officially passed on to Rotarian Alozie Nsirimobi, at his investiture ceremony held at The Event Centre, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

The event was also the occasion for the induction of board members for 2022/2023 Rotary Year and raise fund for club projects.

In his acceptance speech, Nsirimobi described becoming a President of Rotary Club of Gbagada as a big deal in the sense that the last membership count was 140 and the fact that the club has some pedigree.

He added that the club that was chartered on February 27, 1984 within the 39 years of its existence, has produced five past district governors, assistant governors, (past and present), committee chairmen as well as African regional leaders.

He added that the club has been adjudged overall best in District 9110, fifteen of them consecutively, for balanced and exemplary Rotary service.

The president remarked that the club is very strong and structured in a way that selection of Presidency goes a long way and therefore, when one is privileged to become one, it is worth celebrating.

He said his star project which has been made one of the seven areas of focus of Rotary International is on waste to wealth.

Nsirimobi said the club’s intention is to train 60 youths to recycle used plastics, tyres and food wastes to healthy end products to save mammals, marine lives and the environment.

“We intend providing twelve aggregators for waste plastics collection for the six wards of Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and partner with LASTMA to train the youths to use PAKAM App,” he said.

He said the project is premised on the persistent increase in the menace of indiscriminate disposal of used plastics and vehicle tyres and biodegradable food products.

The president added that between 1950 and 2018, published records has it that 6.3 billion tons of plastics have been produced worldwide and just between 9 – 12 per cent have been either recycled or incinerated which is also hazardous to the environment.

He noted also that incineration of plastics and tyres have effect on the ozone layers with impact on global warming which has become a global concern.

Nsirimobi named other projects to include provision of borehole and refurbishment of toilet facilities, provision of work materials to the Lagos states special correctional centre for girls at Idiaraba, among others, while the club has donated hospital equipment to Gbagada General Hospital, Gbagada.