Polio Children

 Martins Ifijeh

As part of efforts to sustain Nigeria’s status as a Polio-free nation, Rotary Club International, has announced the commencement of a project towards contributing to the global eradication of polio.

Revealing this at a ceremony in Lagos Tuesday, the international President of the club, a K.R Ravindran, said Rotary Club International will be doing all possible best to win the ongoing battle against Polio that has crippled millions of lives across the globe.

According to him, the organisation will be raising funds from member donors who have been designed to pursue the vision of the club to be a gift to the world and contributing to the development of their environment.

“Rotary International Club has a membership edge over other clubs, so we will use the advantage of our membership strength to generate donors and also distribute letters to private organisations to support with their funding strength, so we can collectively battle Polio,” he noted.

He mentioned the organisation’s strength may not be enough for the global project, hence, “we are calling on the federal, state and local governments to lend their supports. We are also calling on other members of the society to join Rotary in eradicating polio and make Nigeria totally free from the scourge.

He also charged the Rotarians to continue to do the job they are designed for, which is the art of giving. “We want more kind hearted Nigerians to join the club and work together for the development of the community,” he added.