5 September 2017

Nigeria: Amosun, Ajimobi Commend Rotary Club for Service to Humanity

Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has lauded the Rotary Club of Maryland for its continuous service to humanity and other contributions to the well-being of the less privileged in society.

Amosun stated this at the installation ceremony of the 16th president of the Rotary Club of Maryland, District 9110, Rotn. George Ikpekhia and the launch of the club's service projects, adding that service to humanity is a worthwhile course everyone should identify with, regardless of the economic situation.

He said Rotary is known worldwide for its several projects in communities and the lives of underprivileged people, as he recalled the club's achievement made in Ogun since 1983.

Also, wife of Oyo State governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, saluted members of the club for dedicating their lives and resources to humanity, in line with the aims of Rotary International, adding that the new leadership would bring progress to the club.

Ajimobi, who said she is a Rotarian in Ibadan, added that she has known Ikpekhia for years as a man of goodwill, who is passionate about the welfare of people. She urged him not to relent from his good ways and to ensure he executes all the projects under his leadership.

President of the club, Ikpekhia, pledged to execute the new projects, which include an e-learning and vocational center that would serve as a beacon of hope to unemployed undergraduates and area boys, preterm neonatal transplant equipment to reduce infant mortality, polio eradication by donating boxes at the airport, and sponsorship of youths for leadership programmes.

He, however, called on the support of the government and citizens to help make the project a reality through their funding.

Nigeria

IMF Puts Global Bribery Cost At $2 Trillion A Year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated that the annual cost of bribery -- just one sub-set of corruption --… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 The Guardian. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.