Rotary Club fetes school, to build maternity centre, classrooms
The Rotary Club of Ikate, District 9110, Surulere, Lagos has donated a standing fan and COVID-19 equipment to Ajigbeda Girls Senior High School, Iyun, Surulere for the use of the school’s clinic.
The event was part of the club’s yearly tree planting exercise, aimed at achieving its environmental sustainability support.
The Principal of the school, Mrs. Mosunmola Oresanya, who was involved in the tree planting exercise, thanked the club for the gesture, adding that the club had always been part of the school’s development, following other donations made in the past.
“From the record, we have observed that you have always been part of the progress of the school. And like Oliver Twist, I will say we want more of this.”
While responding, President of the club, Rotarian Ishado Emmanuel, felicitated with other members of the club for being part of the event, which he described as a success despite holding behind schedule.
In the same vein, the 20th President of the Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Rotarian Bamidele Onalaja said the club has kicked off the building of Child and Maternity Health Centre at Amuwo-Odofin valued at N70m.
Speaking during his installation recently, Onalaja who is the Chief Executive of RevolutionPlus Group and founder of Chris Bamidele Onalaja Foundation (CBOF), disclosed that the club is also working on six blocks of classrooms with an assembly hall and offices at Wasimi Junior School, Mende Maryland, valued at N10m.
He added that the club has also commissioned an ultra-modern toilet facility built at the cost of N4.2m at the Cane Village Craft Centre, Odo Iya Alaro, Maryland.
He called for massive support from members of the club and Rotary District 9110 Nigeria to achieve his set goals and objectives for the 2021/2022 Rotary Year.
Through CBOF and support of his wife, Mrs. Tolulope Onalaja, Bamidele launched a N10m initiative to empower over 500 widows; in addition to this, he built a Police station at Ijebu- Ishonyi, a free nursery and primary school in Ikorodu named TolDel, provided boreholes for Ijebu-Ishonyi communities, organised free health screening for several communities and granted free scholarships to mention a few.
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