By Adeyemi Adeleye
The Rotary Club of Iju Lagos Spring District 9110 has urged government at all levels to channel more resources towards the improvement of the welfare of the masses.
Mr Abayomi Bickersteth, President of the club, gave the advice during a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of its Breakfast Fellowship on Saturday in Lagos.
Bickersteth said that the club would identify some areas of need of the people in its community and provide succour without expecting anything in return.
“We all know the plights of all Nigerians. People need money, business and peace. About 90 per cent of people are faced with economic incapability.
“Local government chairmen, the state governors and the Federal Government should use the resources at their disposal directly to help the masses,” he said.
According to him, his first project, tagged “No to Blindness”, will help about 600 people with visual challenges.
“We are also bringing up empowerment programmes and we are going to start from the physically-challenged, who are going to be trained in various skills and give them tools,” he said.
The immediate past President of the district, Mr Rahmon Akeem, said that the club had engaged in many projects, including family health, empowerment and healthcare services, among others.
He urged government to prioritize the challenges of poverty which was bedeviling the people.
He said: “Honestly, there is poverty in the land. People are suffering.
“I will like to advise the local, state and the Federal Governments, to put policies in place to address poverty.”
NAN reports that the event witnessed presentation of humanitarian service awards to some past executive members and directors for outstanding performance. (NAN)