13th October, 2010
Rotary Club of Omole â€“Golden has identified hunger and poverty as critical issues to beÂ addressed in the community, if the goal of fostering world peace and understanding is toÂ be achieved.
This was stated by the clubâ€™s President, Rotarian Lekan Awogbemila after he was publiclyÂ presented as the President of the club.
At the occasion which also featured fund raising activities for the clubâ€™s 2010/2011Â service projects, Awogbemila noted that â€œthe root cause of social strife, hostilities andÂ violence is hunger and poverty at local community levels,â€ adding that this goes a longÂ way in jeopardising sustainance of peace and understanding at national and globalÂ levels.â€
As a result, Awogbemila said Rotary Club of Omole â€“ Golden has put together a microÂ credit scheme which will be of benefit to a number of men involved in cassava processingÂ within the clubâ€™s immediate and extended areas of influence.
In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Kemi Phinero (SAN) said thatÂ organisationsÂ like Rotary International have continued to play key role as alternativeÂ source of succour to the masses, given scarcity of funds available to government inÂ meeting the needs of the people.
Speaking on the projects lined up for implementation, Mr. Phinero observed that effortÂ geared at such laudable projects like provision of functional library with ICT supportÂ for a public school; micro finance scheme for traders; reduction of maternal and infantÂ mortality, as well as conflict resolution cannot but be applauded.
While delivering his lecture, the guest lecturer, Mr. Jimi Agbaje enjoined Nigerians toÂ get involved in the democratic process as such is the most potent way of engendering goodÂ governance and by extension, improved quality of life.he said, can only be possible whenÂ citizens ensure that they elect true representatives into political offices.