Opebi Rotary tasks Nigerians on selflessness
The President of Rotary Club of Opebi, Tunde Salami, has urged leaders, at all levels, and well-meaning individuals to be selfless in positions of trust and to always support the downtrodden in society.
Salami made the call during the club’s 39th-anniversary ceremony in Lagos.
While painting a grim picture of several Nigerians living below the United Nations’ poverty index, and also in need of one healthcare intervention or the other, Salami stressed the need for more citizens to join the Rotary cause in making life meaningful for fellow countrymen.
“Many Nigerians going through difficult times and possibly contemplating giving up on their dreams only need some support and acts of kindness to stay on course. It is the same situation across the world, and we cannot leave everything for government.
“The sacrifices and contributions made by Rotary members in Nigeria have been used for crisis interventions in the country, and in far-flung places such as Sri Lanka, and for many people unknown to members,” he said.
Salami expressed gratitude to the charter (founding) members of the club, some of whom were present at the occasion, for their foresight and selflessness over the years.
In his keynote address, one of the founding members and past club President, Afolabi Ogun, also reiterated the entrenchment of selfless values among populations to make the world a better place.
He congratulated members of the club on their 39th-anniversary celebration. He enjoined them to keep the fire of service to humanity burning and tasked them on membership drive.