….Call on Nigerians to more security conscious
Despite the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and the entire human race, Lion Club Ikeja has surmounted the odds to beautify Ikeja environment with Christmas lighting.
Even as the Club called on Nigerians to be security conscious noting that security is the duty of everyone.
“I just want to say that this time around our nation Nigeria is faced with a lot of security challenges. And I want to urge all of us to be safety and security conscious and show love to our neighbours in the spirit of the season. And to continue to be our brother’s keeper.”
The action was according to the President of the Club, Oriyomi Adetunji meant to add beauty to the Alausa Secretariat environment.
Adetunji who disclosed this during the 2021 Christmas decorations of the environment said the beautification was in line with the beliefs of the club.
According to him, “We in Lion Club have a commitment towards the protection and preservation of the environment. Environment is one of the global causes of the Lions Clubs International. And we have a commitment to cater for the environment. We, finding a way to do that this time around, and the past where have decided to lighten up this area.”
Reacting to question on other areas where the club is adding value to the masses, he said, “We have been doing lot in fight against diabetes. And this time around, we decided to come and see how we can impact on our environment. We want to demonstrate our commitment towards environment as peaceful environment can also create peacefulness to the people.”
This is a time to show that we have a habit of giving. And that is what the Lions Club has always been known for. We in the Lions Club. We have one of our global courses which is also feeding the hungry this time around.
On rising cost food
Adetunji expressing concern over the continued rising cost of food across the country said the club is doing all within its power to assist in tackling hunger in the country.
“We have number of projects we’re commissioning in January specifically, we’ll be visiting several people who need you know one thing or the other for sustenance, so I just want to remind everybody that we are in trying times, so we must show that we are our brother’s keeper.”
Similarly, the District 404-B2 Governor of Lions Clubs Kayode Oshinuga in his remarks during the lighting of the place commended the members of the club for the roles they have played in sustaining the mandate of the club.
Oshinuga advised the general public to strictly adhere to pandemic protocols in order to prevent the spread of Omicron etc.
He noted that “in the last couple of days, we have seen a rise in the number of infections around. So, I just want to encourage a lot of people to continually obey the protocols that have been laid down like washing of hands, using a face mask and maintaing social distances where applicable, we must always ensure that we continually do what we need to do in the lay down guidelines. So if we do that, I think we’ll be able to put this problem away from our land.
“We have commissioned and continue to maintain hospitals around the country. We have eyesight centres, including LUTH here in Lagos where people are benefiting from,” the DG said.