Rotary Club honours National Pilot, Emir of Ilorin, others

By Joke Adeniyi-Jackson

T he National Pilot was among several eminent personalities and organisations bestowed with honour by the Rotary Club of Ilorin, GRA District on Sunday.

The organisation was awarded for its “Outstanding support and invaluable contribution to the landmark achievements recorded by the Rotary Club of Ilorin GRA in 2017/2018 Rotary Year.”

Others who were honoured at the colourful ceremony held at the Karaoke Hotel, Ilorin were, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari; the Oloro of Oro-Ago, Oba Johnson Olanrewaju Dada; Balogun Gambari, Alhaji Aliu Adebayo and Magaji of Oke-Ogun, Alhaji Mohammed Laro Abdulkadir.

Also awarded were Retired Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Mohammed; Chairman, Lubcon Industry, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim, former Kwara State Commissioner for Water Resources, Barrister Razak Akorede and Brigadier General Godwin Alabi Isama (retd), among others.

In his address, President of Rotary Club of Ilorin, Rotarian Alabi Amuda noted that those given award had contributed towards the feat recorded under his leadership in the past one year.

He said the event had been tagged ‘Appreciation Fellowship’ to recognise and appreciate individuals and organisations that supported the district within the period.

He listed the achievements recorded under his leadership to include donation of empowerment tools to artisans, free medical outreach at Okesuna Maternity Hospital, payment of WAEC fees of indigent students, career talks in selected schools, polio eradication awareness, among others programmes.

Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Akorede commended the Rotary Club for its humanitarian services which have impacted positively on lives.

While commending the president for his noble initiatives aimed at bettering lot of Kwarans, he pledged on behalf of other awardees to donate materials for the construction of a hand-pump borehole.

In his speech, the President Nominee, Rotarian Ayodeji Olagunju noted that the club is an avenue to render humanitarian service to people especially the needy.

He pointed that the Rotary Club has contributed to the eradication of polio through its programmes, just as he solicited financial support from good spirited members of the public towards its numerous projects.

Highlights of the programme was the presentation of awards and donation of aprons for polio immunization to the state Ministry of Health.

Present at the event were Brigadier General Theophilus Bamigboye (retd); Kwara State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Amina Ahmed; former Commissioner for Commerce, Alhaji Mohammed Rifun among others.

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