Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Jul 16, 2020
Rotary Club of Gbagada has extended its Covid-19 response project to members of Soluyi Community, Gbagada as the club on Wednesday, July 15, distributed about 1000 face masks and hand sanitizers to the people.
The hand sanitizers and face masks which were designed in various sizes- for adults and children, were distributed to old and young indigent members of the community. Present at the donation exercise was the Baale of Soluyi community, High Chief Solomon Olamiju who coordinated the distribution exercise.
The Baale, in his appreciation remarks said, "We must thank the Rotary Club for always remembering us every year whenever their new leaders assume office. Just like the club president noted, the Rotary club members are not spending government money. They are all professionals and they make use of their personal funds to provide for the people."
The District Governor, Bola Oyebade who visited the club also witnessed the donation exercise. He urged the people to do away with the belief that Coronavirus is not real. "Let's not say there is no Coronavirus. We went extra miles to make theses face masks available for you.  Even though the face masks might inconvenience us, its better for us to be inconvenienced and stay alive than to be convenienced and loose our lives", the DG said.
The club also planted some trees at the government garden in Gbagada Roundabout to mark the "Tree Planting Day" and present at the tree planting exercise was the Head, Plant Nursery and Research Centre, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Mrs Halimat Adeniyi was also present.
The foundation stones for the Rotary cenotaph currently being constructed by the club at Gbagada bustop were also laid by the DG, the Club President, the DG's Assistant Governor to the club. 
The club had earlier, as part of its Rotary awareness campaign featured the club president and DG oyebade on a live radio programme on Eko 89.7fm and Radio Lagos 107.5fm, as well as a lunch programme on Lagos Television.