The Rotary International District 9110, comprising Rotary clubs in Lagos and Ogun states, has donated N2 million to support the relief fund of Lagos State Government for victims of the recent Abule-Ado explosion in Amuwo Odofin LGA.
The District Chairman, Public Image Committee, Mr Samuel Ayetutu, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Lagos.
According to him, being the foremost humanitarian service organisation, Rotary had been known for such an intervention carried out by clubs and districts globally.
He said the gesture was usually “to provide succour for those disadvantaged by one reason or the other”.
According to him, it became expedient for the district to respond to the call by the Lagos State Government, going by the degree of humanitarian situation that suddenly occurred as a result of the explosion which devastated the community.
He noted that the ecplosion claimed lives and left many wounded, homeless or stranded.
Akeredolu said that the donation was one of the several avenues through which Rotarians collaborated with governments across the globe in the quest to make the world a better place.
He noted that Rotary’s six areas of focus were peace building and conflict prevention, water, sanitation and hygiene; disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, economic community development and basic education and literacy.
He added that those visions had continued to shape the direction in which billions of dollars of Rotary funds were spent every year.
“There are so many issues facing humanity which call for compassion, kindness and empathy from public-spirited people who should join a platform like Rotary where over 1.2 million leaders around the world connect, brainstorm and harness resources to address the needs of their communities at local and global scales,” he said.
Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Ijeoma Popoola
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