Newly elected President of Rotary Club, Akowonjo, Lagos, Barrister Sola Abidakun has tasked voluntary organisations in the country on the need to collaborate with communities, in enunciating development projects.
Abidakun, who took over the baton of leadership from Mr. Gbenga Ojo, said the Rotary Club members had been known for contributing their quota to the development of their various communities, stressing that it was time other charity organisations emulated the gesture in practical terms.
“For instance, Rotary Club of Akowonjo has consistently donated to public hospitals and dug bore-holes for depraved communities. What we are doing through this, is to tell everyone that government alone cannot meet all our needs. We need other charity, voluntary organisations to follow this path,” he said.
Abidakun similarly enjoined religious bodies to cultivate the habit of giving back to the society.
While handing over to Abidakun, Ojo remarked that 17 members were inducted into the Rotary Club during his one-year administration, urging the new president not to rest on his oars in bringing in more members.