Rotary Club of Agege installs new president
Rotarian Abiodun Bello has received the baton of leadership of Rotary Club of Agege, Rotary International, District 9110, as the 38th President at a glamorous event that took place at Airport hotel, Ikeja.
In his address, Bello promised to cover Rotary International seven areas of focus, which include education, health and environment, among others, during his service year, some of which had been carried out while others including conflict resolution are in the pipeline.
Bello disclosed that some of the projects carried out include tree planting, counselling about 36 public schools pupils on reading culture, career counselling for about 27 secondary schools, who were talked to by lawyers, accountants, architects, doctors at an event that took place at Government College, Agege.
He added that at the very impactful programme, two brilliant and outstanding students were given sponsorship to the one week programme titled Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) to become outstanding leaders.
The President named Agege House as the star project during his tenure, which is going to be Rotary House, where miscreants taken off the streets would be given vocational training in different fields with a view to making them good citizens.
He also remarked that the programme would be a continuous one such that wherever he stops, his successor would continue.
“We would donate handsomely to Rotary Foundation from where big projects like eradication of polio are being funded.
“We are also contributing N500,000 to District Endowment, Welfare and Education Fund (DEWEF),” he said.
The membership of the club increased by twenty individuals, out of which five were inducted during the District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, Rotarian Remi Bello’s visit.
The President said he would like to be remembered as a leader who covered the seven areas of focus and touched lives.
At the event, four women within Agege community were empowered with four grinding machines.
At the event were past District Governors, Rotarian Elijah Oluwanisomo Omoniyi, Rotarian Kennedy Ejakpomewhe and Dr. Dele Balogun.