Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Aug 30, 2019
Rotary Club of Ikeja GRA, District 9110 under the leadership of the club president, Sylvia Abdalla has refurbished the four-way test monument by Con Oil Filling Station at Ikeja Roundabout in Lagos.
The age-long four-way test monument which has been physically damaged over the years by the weather, refuse dump, scratches and the likes, was single-handedly renovated by members of the club, giving it a beautiful new look.
The monument was however commissioned by the District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Dr. Jide Akeredolu, alongside the club president, Assistant Governor, and some other members of the club during his visit to the club on Thursday, August 29, 2019.
Thereafter, the group proceeded for the board meeting and fellowship. DG Akeredolu, while addressing members of the club and guests at the fellowship, called on them to support the ongoing cervical cancer vaccination project- an initiative of the District Governor aimed at vaccinating 10, 000 girls against cervical cancer this Rotary year which runs until June 30, 2020.
The District Governor who stressed the need for all Rotarians in the district as well as well-meaning Nigerians to key into the project, revealed that 26 women die of cervical cancer in Nigeria every day, stating that the good news is that the disease can be prevented through vaccination.
He explained that although the vaccines costs N11, 000 each and each girl require two dozes of the vaccine for effective result which is quite on the high side but with joint effort, the goal of vaccinating 10, 000 girls this Rotary year can be achieved.
According to the DG, “We had the same feeling in 1985 when Rotary took it upon itself to eradicate polio. We all laughed but now, we are this close. It’s the same thing with cervical cancer. We intend to save 10, 000 girls. It may look like a dream but together, we can achieve it.”
The club presented appreciation an appreciation award to Rotarian Senator Ganiyu Solomon for his support to the club over the years. An appreciation award was also presented to the management of Radisson Hotel, Ikeja for letting the club make use of the hotel for their weekly meeting at a subsidized cost.
Two new female members were also inducted into the club and presented their membership pack by the District Governor.