Okafor emerges Rotary president, set to provide skills acquisition centres
A member of the Nigerian and International Bar Association, Barr. Rotimi Okafor has recently emerged as the 40th President of Rotary Club of Lagos Central.
In his acceptance speech during the investiture, Okafor, a legal practitioner and chartered arbitrator, expressed the club’s readiness to work towards alleviating poverty among the women, especially the girl-child and the widows. He also pledged the provision of skills acquisition centres for the populace towards poverty alleviation.
He said when a woman is self-dependent, you are building the nation and the only way to achieve this is through the establishment of centres where women can acquire skills at little or no cost.
“In this Rotary year, we have about 18 life-saving projects with a total cost of about N25 million. Among these projects is a donation of drugs and medical tests, donation of medical equipment for Lagos Island Maternity, provision of water and hygiene products for public schools/community, supply of automatic hand sanitiser dispensers to the district office, among others,” the president stated.
Speaking further, Okafor said the projects are parts of the focus of Rotary Club to impact positively on society and improve the lives of people. “That is what Rotary Club is all about, creating impact in the society,” he said.
In his speech, the Governor of District 9110 of Rotary Club, Remi Bello, described the new president as competent and someone who has the ability to take the club to the next level. He also solicited members’ support for the various projects they are undertaking.
Similarly, the immediate past president, Rotr Segun Oluyemo, listed some of the successes recorded during his tenure as distribution of face masks, facilitation of soft credit facility for two artisans, donation of school desks and chairs to Dolphin Senior Secondary Schools, Eko Akete Senior Secondary School and Elagbata Senior High School, Lagos Island.