Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti
The Ado Metropolitan Lions’ Club, Region 10, Zone 10B, District 404B2, Ado-Ekiti, on Saturday declared support for school initiative programme of the
federal government, saying humanitarian services to the poor remains the elixir to the widespread austerity plaguing the nation currently.
The Club said this during its centenary anniversary giving
programme entitled:” Back to School Initiative for Youth Empowerment in Ekiti State”, where it gave many notebooks and other writing materials to aid pupils and students of Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools in Ekiti yesterday.
The Club visited the Ado Grammar Nursery and Primary School, and the Ado Grammar School to distribute the materials.
President of the Club , Asiwaju Oyedeji Olajubu, who enjoined the
pupils and students to imbibe the spirit of giving and sacrifice for one another, said: ” The Lions is a Club that serve. We are not saying that you’re poor we just want to contribute to your education by sharing some writing materials for you to use when resuming back to school. We don’t have to be so rich before we give to others.
“I encouraged you to be part of the club by becoming Alpha Leos. There are three Ts that are required of you to be a Lion, your Time, Talent and Treasure. If you are ready to sacrifice these three, you are qualified to be a lion.
“The Junior Lion’s club, called Alpha Leo Club, is organized in junior schools with a view to help fellow students who are not from rich homes. Don’t look at what we brought, but at yourselves and be willing to serve. Tell others that service is the greatest thing to do, and it takes true love to serve. Ensure that you also share what we are giving to your friends.”
Speaking about other humanitarian services the Club has planned for
Ekiti people, Lion Olajubu said: ” We will be building a three room hall for the Nursery and Primary School Ado-Ekiti. One of the rooms would be for their library while the two others would an extension of
their classrooms. We are also going to assist a pupil who is visually impaired. His name is Salau Tijani.
“Our other programmes this year include environmental projects and helping those who are visually challenged. Last year we assisted in environmental sanitation. We will decide on what to do on environment
this year. We are also going to be helping a lot of people who have visual challenges. We will distribute materials to aid them. And also help is treatment if possible.”