By Managing Editor
The Second Female President of the Rotary Club of Jos, Utan, Ambassador Jane Ogo Egbo, over the weekend donated twenty wheel chairs to the phisically challenged persons across the Muslim and Christian divides in Plateau to ease the transportation.
Rotarian Jane Egbo who is the fifth President of the club, who made this presentation during her investiture at a colourful ceremony held at the Crest hotel in Jos, appeals to government to support the Leadership of the Rotary Club to actualize her dreams.
Speaking with our Correspondent on the significant of the event, Rotarian, Ambassador Jane Egbo disclosed that, the investiture marks the day Rotarians gather for a fund raising, induction of new members and make memners to support the projects they would want to carry out.
She highlighted some of the projects they want to carry out within the one year tenure to include; building of toilet facilities at a selected government School in Jos as well as the building of a borehole at abattoir amon others.
” You know what is happening in this Covid- 19 pandemic, and you can’t go to a market where there is no water and toilet facilities and we identified these essential facilities to ease the suffering of the people there.
” We have during the week visited orphanage homes and made some donations, we also donated items to pregnant women. We also conducted tree planting at the leadership training center, Sherri Hills”.
She said the presentation of the wheel chairs to the phisically challenged persons is the ease their transportation, and to use them to go to school and do their businesses, warning that any of the the beneficiaries caught using the wheel chair for arm begging, it shall be confiscated.
Earlier at the event, members of the Rotary club were challenged to be agent of change, and adhere strictly to the objectives of the club, by being accountable, and build harmonious working relationship with one another, any where they found themselves.
Guest Speaker at the event, Prof. Benedicta Dauda, who spoke on the topic: Rotarians as agent of change, commended the celebrant for taken bold steps to reach out to the needy, stressing that, as agent of change, their primary responsibilities at their work places is to take actions and carry out interventions where necessary.
She challenge the Rotarians to be passionate in creating positive change among the people, as well as building Bridges and touching lives of the less privileged.
She said the provision of wheel chairs to the phisically challenged by the president was a remarkable step worth emulating by all.
Also speaking, chairman of the occasion, P D S Kingsley Okeke- Agulu appeals to the invited guests, and members of the club to support the newly elected president to enable her succeed in actualizing her dreams.