South Gbagada Rotary Club President, District 9110, Rotarian Uchenna Okwuego, revealed that the club has pledged around 9.2 million naira to renovate some classrooms and build four-block toilets and a factory. treatment plant at Abule Ayo Nursery and Primary School, Bariga, Lagos State.
The club also donated medical equipment worth millions of naira to the Taraba state government as part of its Rotary Initiative for Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health (RMCH).
Speaking at the board installation and induction / fundraising ceremony for the 2021/2022 service projects held in Lagos recently, Okwuego said the club will also donate textbooks to the school as well as repair and replace its windows, doors, ceiling and teachers’ chairs and tables.
He added that the club will also donate teaching materials, plastic chairs, marker boards, projectors, laptops and desks to the Evans Adelaja Girls Grammar School.
Okwuego said other projects the club will engage in include the donation of medical equipment, drugs and impregnated mosquito nets to Gbagada General Hospital, Bariga Health Center, and the Gbagada Community Hospital. ‘Obodoukwu, as well as deworming and polio control exercises.
“Rotary aims to achieve its goals of creating a better world. Most recently, on July 29, 2021, the Rotary Club of Gbagada Sud took a step forward by providing desks and benches to facilitate learning in a school in Ikosi Ketu. We also planted trees in the same school in order to beautify and protect the environment. In addition, microcredits worth N 10 million were provided to men and women in Ososa Market in Ogun State, as well as a block grant project of 10 washrooms with a water treatment plant underway in the community of Asese in Ogun State, and other sites have yet to start due to lack of resources. However, we cannot do it alone without your support, ”Okwuego added.
The national coordinator of the RMCH initiative, Prof. Emmanuel Adedolapo, when presenting the items, which included family planning products and consumables, to the Taraba state government, cautioned against selling the items. .
Speaking through Rotarian Esther Hassan, who represented him, he stressed that “this equipment and contraceptives given today should not be sold” but should be “given free of charge to beneficiaries who need them”.
He noted that the organization was optimistic that the state’s reproductive health and family planning coordinators would help ensure “judicious use of this equipment and effective use and advice on various contraceptives.” given ”.
Receiving the articles on behalf of the state government, Health Commissioner Dr Innocent Vakkai said they would go a long way in reducing the maternal mortality rate in the state.