15th September, 2010
The Acting President of Rotary Club of Tin-Can Island, Lagos, District 9110 RotaryÂ International, Rotn Francis Aniezechukwu, has passionately pleaded with the government atÂ all tiers and the society, to please assist the Rotary International, execute its numerousÂ programmes to alleviate the problems of all, especially, the suffering masses.
He said it isÂ important for the wealthy, the privileged and the organised private sector,Â to join the Rotary ClubÂ in its capacity building programmes, as government alone cannotÂ shoulder theÂ responsibility.
These remarks were made at the end of the clubâ€™s membership and extension awareness driveÂ and walk, which flagged off from the premises of ThisDay Newspapers in Apapa, Lagos.
Outlining the various projects commissioned and executed by the club, Rotn FrancisÂ Aniezechukwu, reiterated on the need for the society and government to partner effectivelyÂ and to continue to appraise the laudable, tireless contributions of the well over N1.2Â million Rotarians spread all over the globe.
The club’s Acting President, stressed the need for such efforts to continue to bridge theÂ gap between the poor and the wealthy through its numerous programmes such as micro-creditÂ finance facilities, effective healthcare service delivery and support, especially with theÂ polio-eradication, eye screening tests and provision of eye glasses to arrest glaucoma orÂ any other eye disease, as well as the provision of other socio-economic and infrastructuralÂ assistance.
He added that the club is also looking to assistÂ in the areas of educational materials,Â coupled with the counselling of students, parents and guardians across the nation inÂ addition to other human capacity development and empowerment programmes, to stem unforseenÂ chaos that might arise from frustration in the society.