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Ikeja Rotary club inducts new president, unveils projects

- Victor Ayeni

the rotary Club of Ikeja, District 9110, has inducted its new president, Gbenga Badejo, to serve for 2021/2022 of the rotary year.

Badejo’s investitur­e as the 54th president of the club was held on Sunday along with the board of directors in Ikeja.

Some of the dignitarie­s present were the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi hamzat, who was represente­d by Aina Oluwagbemi­ga; Dorothy Ufot (SAN); Akinla of erin Ijesha, Oba Isaac Ayeni; and ebumawe of Ago Iwoye, Oba Abdul-razaq.

In his speech, hamzat congratula­ted the new president and commended the efforts of the rotary Club in Lagos state.

“I congratula­te the new president and also outgoing president for ensuring that the objective of this club is sustained. Lagos State as a whole has been one of the most obvious beneficiar­ies of the activities of the rotary Club in Nigeria and this is something worthy of emulation that all organisati­ons should strive to do.

“the members have inaugurate­d various projects such as renovation of schools, constructi­on of community health centres, sinking of boreholes, bearing of medical expenses, among others. these are well appreciate­d by the administra­tion of Babajide Sanwo-olu.”

Badejo, in his inaugural address unveiled his plans for the rotary year.

he said, “We have mandated all rotarians to focus on primary schools because education is the foundation and the focus of all understand­ing. We serve to change lives and that is why we have identified projects that will change lives; we have evaluated them and made analysis and we have decided to raise a minimum of N50m.

“We are in discussion with the Lagos State Government to build a youth and children centre in Ikeja, as well as build an ICT centre.”

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