Rotary Club backs FG against polio
During when he paid a courtesy visit to the Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA, Lagos, on Monday, the District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Mr. Patrick Ikheola, said that the club identifies with the effort of the Federal Government to eradicate poliomyelitis in the country, and s expressed the hope that the club’s efforts, in the areas of public enlightenment and funding, would assist in restoring the country to its status of a polio-free one, adding that visit was part of the district governor’s annual duties in the 2016/2017 Rotary year to familiarize himself with the club and to provide support and mentoring.
He also said “Our focus and concern is to eradicate polio. Two years ago, the country was declared polio-free; but just of recent, we had three cases in the North as a result of the Sambisa forest that had not been accessed in the past, and “We are hopeful that what we are doing now, enlightening parents on the need to immunise their children and funding, will go a long way in restoring the country to its status as a polio-free country.”
Ikheola, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA, disbursed cheques worth N1m to beneficiaries of the club’s micro credit scheme.