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Chairman International Polio Plus Committee, Rotn Michel McGovern (left), on nationwide tour for fight against polio in Nigeria with Imomoh in Abuja.

An evening like no other is a mild way to describe the experience of Rotarians and guests at the installation of Rotn. Osi Imomoh as the 8th president of the Rotary Club of Abuja Metropolitan (The Club), District 9125.

The August event was graced with dignitaries from all works of life who believe in the vision and mission of Rotary International.

In line with this Rotary year’s theme: “Making a difference,” the passion to make a difference and contribute to a better world is the reason Rotary Club of Abuja Metro has adopted a village, Suaka in 2013, a home to 1,500 Nigerians, whose occupation is substitent farming. Suaka is a village with little or no sign of modern civilization and only accessible by an unmotorable road.

Seeking to impact on the daily life of Suaka residents, the club donated a Borehole Water System to the villagers to help them have access to potable water.

Before the project was launched, the primary source of water, which they also struggle to share with their animals in the village, is a seasonal stream, which dries up during the dry season.

Ever since Rotary Club’s adoption of the village, some additional interventions have been made. These include immunization of children against Polio, distribution of treated mosquito nets and food items, provision of primary basic education and roofing of the learning centres, to facilitate conducive learning for the children in the village.

Presenting Rotary Club’s objectives at his investiture, Imomoh said his initiatives and projects for Suaka would focus on a Maternal and Child Health Care.

“This star project is intended to deliver quality health care for the residents, since there is no health center in the village and the nearest health center is about 45 minutes journey on bike with the dusty untarred road. These often result in the loss of lives of pregnant women and children in cases of childbirth as well as death in cases of snakebite and other emergencies, especially at night.

“Another project in view is the erection of a bigger Borehole Water System with overhead tank for the people of Suaka community, as well as arrange vocational skills acquisition and training for widows and Suaka women. Additionally, the club will work towards the provision of Legal Aid and Advocacy to inmates in police custody.”

To this end, Imomoh used his investiture to call for donors and partners to provide needed support in the projects, seeking to make life better for the people of Suaka.


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