4th October, 2010
The wealthy and the privileged have been enjoined to assist the Lions Club International,Â more importantly, the Lagos Model Lions, Club and other viable NGOs in their service toÂ improve the lot of all, especially the underprivileged.
Members of the political class were also charged to look inwards, formulate and implementÂ humane policies that would add meaning to the lives of majority of Nigerians.
The remarks were made by the President, Lagos Model Lions Club, District 404 B, LionsÂ International, Lion Phina Awa, at the presentation of household items to Modupe Cole HomeÂ for the Physically Challenged, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos.
The home, which was founded in 1960 by late Mrs. Modupe Cole has a capacity for 275Â children with 95 teaching and non-teaching staff on its pay-roll. Vital vocationalÂ training programmes are offered the children, to make them worthy contributors to theÂ economy of the nation.
While acknowledging the portraits designed by Miss Toma Unu, an inmate and a naturallyÂ gifted artist who draws portraits with her toes, Lion Phina Awa commended the home forÂ encouraging such talent, among others.
She, on behalf of her club, assured the home of their continued moral, financial andÂ spiritual support to make life better for them.