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Nigerians urged to support under-privileged

20 July 2014, 17:33

Lagos - The President of the Lekki Lions Club, Lagos, Dr Yewande Jinadu, on Sunday called on Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers by assisting the less privileged people within their communities.

Jinadu made this known on the sideline of the inaugural board meeting of the club in Lagos.

She said humanitarian service was a major responsibility of society and this should be imbibed by individuals, corporate bodies and groups within a community.

The president of the club, who is a Medical Director in the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Metta, Lagos, said humanitarian activities depended on the choice of individuals or communities.

"I implore Nigerians to be their brother's keeper, help one another, especially the less privileged within their communities, including women and children.

"It is someone today; it may be you or somebody close to you that will be in need tomorrow. Therefore, we need one another to survive and coexist peacefully,’’ she said.

Jinadu said the club had a history of providing education, health care delivery service and hospitality to bring succour to majority of Nigerians.

"We are partners and stakeholders in the Nigeria project and we do not make any profit from the services we are rendering to Nigerians in complimenting governments’ efforts.

"We are planning to refurbish, build toilets, supply school books, eye screening, provision of free glasses and provide well-stocked First Aid Boxes in public schools and orphanage in Lekki.

"We hope to achieve these projects by the end of the second quarter of the year,’’ she said.

She, however, called on well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations to donate, sponsor and support, the club to assist it in carrying out its humanitarian services.

She also urged individuals and corporate organisations to reach out to the less privileged, the needy and the vulnerable ones in the society through their corporate social responsibility activities.

Jinadu said that government alone could not do everything for the people.



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