Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Mar 01, 2020
Otunba Dr. Adebayo Odunowo, the Chief Executive Officer of Biacom Agro Nigeria Limited has pledged to save 10 Nigerian  girls from the cervical cancer scourge.
Dr Odunowo made the pledge during the anniversary/award presentation ceremony organized by Rotary Club of Isolo Metropolitan, one of the Rotary clubs under the umbrella of Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria scattered across Lagos and Ogun states, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in honour of Rotarians and non-Rotarians that has contributed to the growth of the one year old club.
Dr. Jide Akeredolu, a Medical Practitioner and the Rotary District Governor, while delivering his speech at the occasion, congratulated the club which is currently led by the United President, Gbenga Shodunke on its one year anniversary.
DG Akeredolu however spoke on the dreaded cervical cancer disease which kills 26 women every day in Nigeria, according to World Health Organization statistics.
After listening to the District Governor who called for support for his ongoing cervical cancer prevention project targeted at vaccinating 10, 000 girls in Lagos and Ogun states against the cervical cancer disease, Dr. Odunayo, touched by the death rates, instantly made a pledge to key into the project by sponsoring the vaccination of 10 girls. Each dose of the vaccine costs N11, 000 and each girl requires two doses.
In his words, “As educated and as well travelled as I am, I have never thought of vaccinating my girls and I must tell you, I love my girls very much so I will be supporting the cervical cancer prevention project with the vaccination of 10 girls. Just give me your account number and by Monday, you will receive the alert”, Dr. Odunowo pledged.
Dr. Odunowo who was part of the awardees that were presented appreciation awards by the club for their support, also assured the club that he will always be ready to render his assistance anytime he is called upon.
“As for the club, we are together. I won’t.  be able to join the club now because I don’t like reneging on my words but I will ask my son to join. You can call on me whenever you need my support”, he said.
“The purpose of our lives is service; that is why the scripture says; love your neighbor as yourselves”, Dr. Odunayo added.
  • Other awardees include District Governor Nominee Designate Omotunde Lawson
  • Rotarian Chibueze Eugene Ike
  • Past President Kunle Ogunlade
  • Rotarian Kunle Adesina
  • Rotarian Abiodun Shodunke
The club also presented certificates to beneficiaries of its two days skill acquisition programme during which the beneficiaries were trained in soap making, air freshener making, make up, among other skills.
Kebbi state born polio survivor, Abu Abdullahi was also presented a brand new wheel chair by the club to aid his mobility.