From Francis Akinnodi, Ondo
The Ondo Rotary Club, Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo chapter has called on government to engage in life-touching programmes that will eradicate poverty in the society.
The District 9125 President, Dr. Kehinde Adenegan who made the call in Ondo said that the poverty level of the country is so high and needs urgent attention by relevant stakeholders.
He described Rotary Club worldwide as a group of individuals with the common mind of serving humanity voluntarily without selfish ambition or profit making adding that it is not necessarily a club of the rich in the society, but for those who are ready to part with the little they have to influence and consequently benefit others especially the less privileged.
Adenegan said if everyone can engage in charity work, it will enhance development of the state and Nigeria both in human and physical capacity. “It will unite us more and everyone will live happily.
“Governments and all relevant stakeholders should come together design and conscientiously promote programmes that will make it possible for citizens to have his/her meals, have unlimited access to health care services and a place to call a home.
The Hope reports that the association distributes laptop computers, scanners, crutches and other materials to some physically challenged students of the institution.
Adenegan, a Director at the ACE Management Information System (MIS) and a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, who was recently installed as the 6th president of the association reiterated his determination to continue to provide quality humanitarian services to the people.
He appreciated members of the association for the confidence reposed in him, he however solicited for their support and cooperation, saying the move will not only enable him to fulfill his vision, but move the association forward.
“I want to thank members of the association for their contributions and supports towards achieving the targets of the club, we remain committed”.
He reiterated the continuous readiness of the association to continue to impact on the lives of the less privileged in the college, while disclosing their plan to embark on a multi- million naira project in the institution.
He explained that the project when fully implemented would boost the academic status of the institution and propel it further towards the attainment of the long awaited university status.
Leave a Reply