Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Jan 10, 2020
Rotary Club of New Towns, Oko Oba has provided a new water bore-hole facility for Yewa Primary School in Orile Agege, Lagos, and also, refurbished and modernized the toilet facility in the school.
The facilities were commissioned by the District Governor, Dr. Jide Akeredolu, alongside the United President of the club, Tunde Orija and other members of the club during his official visit to the club on Friday, January 10, 2020.
DG Akeredolu’s visit to the club started with a courtesy call on the Alaige of Orile-Agege, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ambaliu Akeem Agbedeyi who was decorated with the Rotary year theme pin and also presented with the theme bannerette by the DG.
The club then led the DG and the king to Yewa Primary School for the commissioning of the toilet and water bore-hole facilities.
The District Governor, while giving his remark at the commissioning ceremony, stated his delight in the progress the club is making within the short time of its existence.
“The club has been executing projects in various areas within a short period of time. The ones we are commissioning today is in the area of water and sanitation and we know how important water is to us”, the DG said.
“The club members came in here, looking for how to assist the school. They discovered the needs of the school and they tasked themselves and were able to provide those needs without asking for anything in return, so congratulations to you all”, he added.
DG Akeredolu, while addressing the pupils said, “The club is trying to make your learning environment very convenient for you so now, you don’t have any reason not to do well in your studies.”
Oba Agbedeyi, in his remark said, “This is the second time I will be engaging in Rotary club’s activities in this community. It is true that the local government is doing what they can, the state government is also doing what they can and the Rotary club is supporting their efforts.
“They have set up this club in order to support this community through their activities which I am a witness to. I pray that their pockets will not run dry”, the king said.
The HOS, Planning; Research and Statistics with the Local Government Education Authority, Agege, Mrs Oludipe Olubunmi who represented the Education Secretary, Honourable Olalekan Majiyagbe appreciated the Rotary club in her speech. “I appreciate the Rotary club. They are really doing a good job in alleviating the economic problems for members of the community”, she said.
The club, during the club fellowship, supported the cervical cancer prevention project with the sum of N220, 000 for the vaccination of 10 girls.
The cervical cancer prevention project is an initiative of the District Governor, aimed at vaccinating 10, 000 girls against cervical cancer. Each dose of the vaccine costs N11, 000 and each girl requires two doses of the vaccine.
The club also recognized and awarded the Immediate Past President of the Club for his relentless efforts towards the growth of the club since the club was chattered.
The District Governor and members of his entourage also joined members of the club to celebrate with the club president who added another year to his years today.