Posted on Aug 06, 2018
Rotary Club of Gbagada officially received one of its own, the District Governor, Rotarian Kola Sodipo who is a member of the club on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 during which the club carried out a free medical outreach.
It was an eventful homecoming for DG Sodipo who shared fellow with members of his club for the first time since his assumption of office as the District Governor.
The Governor’s visit to his club started with a media tour to Lagos Television, Radio Lagos 107.5F.M, and Eko 89.7F.M.
The club led by Inspiration President Basirat Giwa leveraged on DG Sodipo’s visit to execute their medical outreach project at Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The club members led the DG on a courtesy call on Chief Albert Oluwole Bankole, the Baale of Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area who then joined the group to the venue where the medical outreach was being carried out.
During the outreach, the club provided dental care, eye care, and other general medical care to patients. The club also distributed insecticide-treated nets to beneficiaries of the outreach programme. A polio stand was also mounted where children between ages five and below were immunized against polio.
Baale Bankole expressed his appreciation to the club for its unquantifiable selfless service to the community. “I want to express my appreciation to the organizers of this valuable programme. This is the second time in history that the District Governor of Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria, is visiting Isheri-Oke.
“The 1st time was during the fulguration of the defunct Rotary Club of Isheri, when Oba Tejuosho, the Osile of Abeokuta was the District Governor. I am using this opportunity to call on my people and residents of this area to revive Rotary Club of Isheri”, the Baale stated.
DG Sodipo, while delivering his speech at the outreach, urged members of Ikosi-Isheri community to always respond to Rotary’s call for immunization against polio. “Always ensure you bring your children between the ages of 5 and below to be immunized against polio”, he said.
Speaking further, he said, “I also call on well-meaning members of this community who are able and willing to render humanitarian services to indigent members of this community to join and become a member of the club which will provide the platform for selfless service.
The beneficiaries expressed appreciation to the Club for its kind gesture throughout the exercise as people trooped in from far and near to benefit from the humanitarian programme.