We’ll Continue to Touch Lives – Rotary Club

The ninth President of Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, Tarun Sanghvi, and the first President of Rotary Club of Lagos Island, Vinod Garg, had their offices formalised at an induction y in Lagos.

In his valedictory speech, the immediate Past President, Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, Pradeep Pahalwani, underscored the importance of doing good and touching the lives of the less- privileged as the best thing one could do to others.

In his acceptance speech, Sanghvi declared blood donation as the signature project for his club for this service year.

“We have assured the Lagos State Transfusion Services that we would help them to collect 20 percent of blood they would need, which is approximately 100 pints of blood this year.

“We have other projects, which include vocational trainings and donation of artificial limbs. We also hope to provide computers and laptops to school libraries. We would also organise health check and will distribute about free 2000 eyeglasses to the needy.

“Our eye hospital is 15 percent completed. It is built in partnership with the Lagos State government that gave us the land along Murtala Muhammed Airport Road,” he said.

Sanghvi said his message to people “is to do good and put smiles on the faces of less privileged.”

Garg, in his own acceptance speech, said that in addition to helping the mother club, Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, the club would also embark on blood donation, an exercise the club hopes to carry beyond Lagos State.

“We would also distribute reading glasses and carry out some other projects.

“We hope to assist any club that would like to emulate us with the new technology of blood sugar bloodless test,” he said.

Garg said his message to Nigerians was for them to be givers to help the less privileged, while assuring that his club would reach out the less privileged in Lagos and beyond.

The District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, Patrick Ikheloa said he was impressed by the performance of the two clubs, adding that the new club was doing very well and growing quite fast within a period of three months.

He commended the Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, which according to him, has undergone so many projects, especially in assisting the less privileged, carrying out eye surgery for the poor.

Corruption: Most Wanted Suspects Live In The UK- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari told Daily Telegraph that one of the biggest suspects in the ongoing probe of corruption in Nigeria live in their midst.

Buhari, who refused to mention any name, said this  in an interview with the United Kingdom-based newspaper, Daily Telegraph.

He also spoke about  Boko Haram, saying that his administration was ready to discuss with them on the missing Chibok girls.

“One of the biggest corruption suspects  is in Britain, although, I am not going to name that person. But, Britain has earned our respect in the way it deals with these matters.

“Our only problem is that it seems to be too thorough and it takes too much time. If there are obvious cases, like bank accounts, infrastructure, houses and hotels, I would hope they could do it quicker, so that we can claim these things back promptly.”

On  Boko Haram, the president said: “As long as we can estsblish the bonafides of the leadership of Boko Haram, we are prepared as a government to discuss with them on how to get the girls back. But, we have not established any evidence of a credible leadership.

Credit: Sun