As part of commitment to club values and a better society, Rotary Club of Ojodu, at the weekend, made material donations and commissioned a school project worth N6.2 million in Ojodu, a community that shares boundaries with Lagos and Ogun State. The visiting Pacesetter District Governor, Rotarian Dr. Adewale Ogunbadejo, commissioned the project.
Activities carried out by the club include free medical check-up service, polio vaccination for 300 children, donation of treated mosquito nets to nursing mothers and commissioning of a renovated block of six classrooms in Ojodu-Abiodun Primary School, Ifo Local Government, Ogun State. The club also paid an assessment visit to Ojodu-Abiodun Primary Health Centre.
Speaking during the commissioning of the project, the District Governor, explained that activities of the club in OJodu community is a display of the Rotary Club values which revolves around service to humanity, peaceful coexistence and humanitarian assistance.
According to him, â€œthis is what rotary is all about: selfless service to the people and community without expecting anything in return. We have six areas of focus, one of which is to help reduce maternal and child mortality that is why we donated insecticide treated nets to nursing mothers and carry out polio immunisation for children. Donâ€™t forget that rotary was the first organisation to realise that polio must be eradicated. Globally, we are looking at eradicating polio in the next three years and we have budgeted $1.5 billion for thatâ€.
Speaking on the clubâ€™s contributions in Ojodu Community, President Rotary Club of Ojodu, Rotarian Efedi Jellily noted that the projects were funded by the club members, while calling on well-meaning Nigerians to join hands and help make the society a better place. â€œToday we did polio vaccination for 300 children, distributed mosquito nets; we gave deworming drugs to the kids and also medical check-up for adults. We also visited the hospital we have taken up as a project. Then the school project which cost N3.5 million. The total sum of these projects is N6.2 million. We did it with our money because we believe in helping people. We believe life is worth living when you live and help others. We call on NGOs, and individuals to support us and help make our society and by extension our world a better place for all,â€ he said.