The International Association of Lions Club, District 404B2 has restated commitment to societal and economic growth by donating traffic safety booth to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command.
According to the club, the gesture was necessary to create an enabling environment for safety personnel in carrying out their duties of ensuring safety of lives, necessary for societal and business continuity.
While donating the item, the District Governor, Lion Asiwaju Ayobola Samuel, dwelt more on the economic significance of safety efforts which he said was cheaper when compared to the resources wasted in attending to and recovering from disaster.
Quoting South African economist, Joel Chimhanda, Samuel stated that businesses collapse because managers continue to reinvest in disaster, which is dwindling resources, hence the clubâ€™s effort in donating the traffic booth that would aid safety personnel in carrying out their duties of preventing disaster.
He said: â€œOf all our humanitarian deeds as a club, safety is one area we donâ€™t compromise because we can only direct our goodwill to living beings and that is why we are partnering the FRSC and other safety agencies to donate relevant items that would enhance their efforts in the rain or sun.â€
Receiving the booth, Zonal Commander, FRSC, Lagos, John Meheux, thanked the club for being committed to the safety and well-being of Nigerians. He promised that the booth would be judiciously utilised for the purpose it was donated and urged other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the gesture.
In her words, the Zone 6A, District 404B2 chairperson, Blessing Umebali stated that the zone sets out a N100 million to cater for societal projects in the service year, adding the safety booth donated was part of the zoneâ€™s efforts at saving lives which is the clubâ€™s core agenda.
â€œClubs under Zone 6A have carried out key centennial projects, youth empowerment programme, environmental programmes, diabetic, pediatric and cancer programme, and relieving the hunger. What we are doing here today is very significant to human lives. People are needed for the economy and indeed for the nation to thrive.â€