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Rotary Club of Gbagada installs Akintilo as its 33rd president


 Adenuga-Taiwo and Patrick Ikheloa decorating Akintilo at the event

Adenuga-Taiwo and Patrick Ikheloa decorating Akintilo at the event

The installation of Olanrewaju Akintilo as the 33rd President of Rotary Club of Gbagada took place recently in Lagos.

In his valedictory speech, the immediate past President of the Club, Otunba Olusola Adenuga-Taiwo expressed the delight that during his tenure, at least one project in each of the six areas of focus of the Rotary International was executed.

“We excelled by winning the first position in the district with a trophy presented to the club.

“We accomplished 15 out of 18 projects listed for execution for my service year including two global grant assisted projects.

“Significantly, our star project bordering on complete renovation and rehabilitation of Ayeroju Primary School, Oworonshoki was succinctly executed.

“We also touched the lives of young primary school children who hitherto had no functional classrooms and toilets to use.

“We were able to complete and commission the global grant assisted projects at Cotonou, Benin Republic which were started by my predecessor, Prof. Olukayode Taiwo.

“We were able to charter a new club, Rotary Club of Ago-Iwoye Metropolitan among others,” he said.

Also, Akintilo said he would ensure donation of two units of dialysis equipment to the Gbagada General Hospital and renovate Ifako Primary School, Ifako.

Others include improving and expanding access to low cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas.

“Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education and strengthen adult literacy” he said.

Akintilo added that one of his projects would give the communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation, among others.

The Guest Speaker, Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun lauded the activities of Rotary International and the need to support the club and bring succour to millions that are under privileged in the third world.

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