Rotary retools Plateau polio survivors
Rotary Club of Jos Tin City, District 9125 Nigeria, has donated wheelchairs to survivors of poliomyelitis in the Plateau State capital to ease their anguish.
After his installation as the club’s 18th president, in Jos, recently, Rotn. Oyewole Michael, said the donation was part of the international organisation’s commitment towards polio eradication and assisting people with physical challenges to freely move around and live a better life.
“We are donating wheelchairs to the special ones in our society. These people are survivors of poliomyelitis, who cannot afford these facilities on their own. As part of our commitment, Rotary knows that these equipment will aid their mobility and make life better for them,” he added.
The Rotary president sought partnerships to deliver projects and harness both human and natural resources to better humanity.
He said: “Imagine access to good and affordable healthcare, public schools with standard libraries and well-furnished classrooms. Imagine a protected environment and scholarships to indigent students, as well as skills for young people. Imagine a Rotary that meets the needs of the special ones in our society and protects the vulnerable.
“For us, the Rotary Club of Jos Tin City, these are in our profound imagination. We have set out our vision and plans as part of our projects for the year to contribute meaningfully to the development of the people and society. We appeal to Nigerians to rise up to the occasion of supporting massively and partnering the club as we serve humanity.”