At the Investiture and Induction of Board members, the newly elected president expressed her determination to set up initiatives that would improve the dignity of the girl-child.
Yomi-Layinka said that during her tenure, the club would partner with secondary schools in strengthening reproductive health education in order to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy and sexual diseases.
“It is with great joy that I stand before you on this beautiful day to present my acceptance speech as not just the eighth president of the Rotary Club of Ibadan Jericho-Metro, but also blazing a trail as its first female president.
“A club that was previously exclusively for men has witnessed upsurge in women membership and leadership in recent years.
“Please let us all give generously and render our service to humanity to make a difference,” she said.
In his remarks, the immediate past president of the club, Mr Kayode Adelekun, noted that the club witnessed the induction of 14 new members and 10 Paul Harris Fellows under his tenure.
The Chairman of the occasion, Chief Jide Agbeja, urged philanthropists to offer selfess services through the rotary club for meaningful and lasting socio-economic development.
Agbeja said that “well-to-do” persons in the society must support the government in order for all Nigerian children, irrespective of social status, get access to quality education.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Rotary International which was established in 1905, did not allow female membership until 1987 following a United States Supreme Court ruling.
Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz
- Tokyo stocks close sharply higher on hopes for economic revivals
- 3SC FC skipper says Gov Makinde, Club’s management “doing very well”
- Homecoming Myanmar migrant workers unlikely to come back for jobs in Thailand: official
- Indian gov’t steps up measures to contain locust swarm as outbreak spreads to 5 states
- 7 soldiers, 19 militants killed in clashes in Afghanistan
- COVID-19 will not affect BiH highway construction
- New Zealand stock market drops
- Kyrgyzstan reports 74 new COVID-19 cases
- 4 boys drown in water-filled hole in Mongolia
- Uganda reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, total reaches 281
- Afghan, U.S., Uzbek officials discuss key issues during video-conference
- S.Korean shares end lower
- National security legislation in India
- Long Island enters first phase of reopening in New York state
- Number of S. Korea’s wage and salary workers rises 3.2 pct in Q4
- Feature: Myanmar female delivery rider stays strong in pursuit of prosperous life amid COVID-19 pandemic
- Fijian police use body cams, drones to track down drug cultivators, pushers
- 7 police killed in W. Afghan attack as Taliban resumes fighting
- 5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Philippine main Luzon Island
- South Korea cuts rates, flags worst year for economy since 1998