Rotary Club of Ikeja  Scores a Double

Rotary Club of Ikeja  Scores a Double

Rotary Club of Ikeja, Lagos State scored a double recently when it launched the annual Polio programme as well as empowered petty traders from the Isolo community with an interest seed fund of Five Hundred Thousand Naira only.

Speaking at  the events which held at the Rotary Center, Isolo, the Hope President of the club, Emeka Ibe said that the club decided to launch the Polio program by participating fully in the Rotary Polio Awareness Week which was a micro-cozen of the Rotary Family Health Day (RFHD).

According to Rotarian Ibe, ‘’Rotary International is fully determined to wipe the Poliomyelitis virus off the surface of the earth. This is in line with the theme ‘ A polio threat anywhere is a threat everywhere’. The Rotary Club of Ikeja therefore lent its weight to this laudable goal and organized the awareness seminar at Isolo Community. The occasion was equally used to administer the oral polio vaccine to our children in the community.

‘’Again, the Rotary International monthly theme for October is Community Economic Empowerment. Rotarians, as part of their cardinal principles are committed to using their time, treasure and talents to enhance the economic well-being of the community.”

The Rotary Club of Ikeja decided to disburse interest free seed fund worth about N500,000 to some select petty traders in Isolo Community. This we hope would boost the working capital of the selected traders and improve their economic well-being as well as reduce their cost of doing business which we hope would reduce prices of food stuff in the community.’’

He added that  Rotary Club of Ikeja is committed to having and witnessing a healthy community with robust economic welfare, and that it would not hesitate to continue to play its role in ensuring that the community enjoyed these dual dividends on a continuous basis.

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