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New Rotary president takes over, rolls out 2022-23 projects 

From Fred Itua, Abuja

First female President of the Rotary Club Of Abuja, Garki Neighborhood, Hajia Zainab Omowunmi Owonikoko, has unveiled her sustainable projects and activities for the year 2022-2023.

In her address delivered during the official flag-off of the Rotary year 2022-2023, Friday in Abuja, she said the Club’s areas of focus tend to fall on promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies and protecting the environment.

Owonikoko, who will within the period pilot the affairs of the Club, District 9125 Nigeria, said our Club programmes for the year include among others; family health outreach programs vocational /career talk & quiz competition for schools in FCT, organizing Polio /Covid-19 seminars, rallies, road shows as well as sponsorship of 20 Youths to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA).

She said: “Water & sanitation project (A joint project with our sponsored interact Club) tree planting/environmental Sanitation in our sponsor schools in FCT, economic & community development projects (women empowerment, donation of sewing machine, donation of grinding machine).

“Donation of Wheel Chairs to School of the Blind, donation of exercise books and school, donation of Laboratory equipment to our sponsored schools, donation of Medical Equipment to Health Center in our adopted Village, 1 year full scholarship to 30 indigent students and donation of Computers and Accessories to our sponsored school in FCT.

“Having kept all our objectives of development of acquaintance and fellowship to promote vocational excellence and pursuit of service above self since 1905.

“Rotary International has therefore contributed to the promotion of peace and understanding globally through uncountable humanitarian services and project. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.

“We therefore invite the kind hearted public and private organizations to partner with us in donating/sponsoring of club programs/projects during the year 2022/23.”

Owonikoko, having emerged as the first female Club President officially assumed office on Friday, July 1st, to pilot the affairs of the Club and work towards the actualisation of Rotary goals and ideal of service during the year.

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