Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Jul 02, 2019
The District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, Nigeria, Rotarian Dr. Jide Akeredolu, on Monday, July 1, 2019, began his official visit to clubs.
The District Governor who assumed office same day, was hosted by Rotary Club of Ikeja, thereby making the club the first club to be officially visited by the DG.
DG Akeredolu who was accompanied on the visit with his spouse, Tokunbo, the District Secretary, Afelogun Idowu, and some other members of his entourage, commissioned the multiple projects that were executed by the club during the visit.
The club donated hairdressing and tailoring equipment to Agidingbi and Igbe laara communities, Rotary Vocational Centre in Igbogbo, and FSD Vocational Centre, and NAFOWA community. Items donated include sewing machines, hair dryers, among other items. A micro credit of N1, 000, 000 was also granted by the club to 40 beneficiaries at N25, 000 each.
DG Akeredolu, while delivering his speech, noted that the club's goal to become a mega club (100 members), as stated in its workbook is possible, although the club which currently has 48 members still has a long way to go.
The DG who also noted that the club's goal, as stated in its workbook, seems to be in tandem with the district's goal, revealed that cervical cancer is the second commonest cause of death in women, adding that at least 22 people die painfully and slowly of it every day.
DG Akeredolu further revealed that cervical cancer can be prevented with a small drop of vaccine. "We are looking into creating immunization awareness for the prevention of cervical cancer. We have a long way to go but it is achievable by the district with the support of the clubs", he said.
Two new members were inducted into the club by the District Governor. Paul Harris Fellows and Major Donors were also recognized and decorated by the DG.