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Community Services Should Be Collective, Says Lion Adeoye

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..honours Agbegise, Alakinbo, Agboola

By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Lions Adeoye Adesola Adeniyi JP has advised Nigerians to see community service as a collective one, stressing that individual must imbibe the spirit of giving back to respective communities.

He stated this during the official presentation and induction of members and fundraising for health center projects of Tigbo Esteem Lion club, held at Mokland Hotel, Sango Ota/toll gate, Ogun State.

He readiness to take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community in other to promote the principles of good government and citizenship.

He seized the forum to provide open discussion to all matters of public interest; that partisan politics and sectarian religion should not be debated by club members.

He went ahead to encourage community-conscious-minded people to serve their community without expecting any personal, or financial reward in the discharge of their service to the community.

Lion Adeoye who was inducted as a charter President between 2020 and 2021 as the….( *name of the profession)* explained why Tigbo Esteem Lion club was formed due to hardship and inability of many families in Nigeria to feed themselves during Covid-19 lockdown.

He said, “As it is  stated in Lions prayers, that every Lion has a part in caring for the blind, also the underprivileged which we should always keep mind.

“Tigbo Esteem Lion club is a humanitarian service which cuts across era of the age,  youth and the children.

“As a result of this, the board of directors and entire members of Tigbo Esteem Lion club met with one voice and agreed to call well-spirited citizens that have the heart of giving and we can point to the services to humanities in the country to support the fundraising for a befitting Health Center for Tigbo Ilu and its environs.”

Meanwhile, Tigbo Ilu comprises of Iyana Ilogbo,  Iyana Cele, Ijako right/left side, Abudu, Igbusi, Fagbayi, Orogun, Ilemijan, Konifewo, Ajibode, Okitikan, Araromi amongst others community.

He said, communities with millions of people cannot boost of one temporary health center, most people treat themselves by patronising local herbs sellers (Alagbo), this has greatly affected the natality of our mothers and many have died due to lack of medical attention while a lot have been deformed for life and nobody knows the next victims.

While appealing to all invited guests to donate generously toward the achievement of this laudable N50million heath center project), that has its proposed site along Ajibode High Schools.

Lion Adeoye Adesola Olaniyi (JP) NLCF hereby accepts to serve Tigbo Esteem Lion Club, District 404 B1 as the chartered first President for the year 2020-2021 Lions service year.

Also,  Lion Oyedele Bolarinwa, the first vice chartered president of Tigbo Esteem Lion club, District 404 B1, said as a new club in Tigbo town and its environs, they intend to construct a befitting health care center in the community that will be used for the people living in the environment.

In addition, he said you can only give to people around you only when you’ve the spirit of friendship and one can only demonstrate this in love with one another. ” We must see  friendship as an end in itself and not a means to an end.

True friendship exist not on account of service performed by one to another , but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given”.

Lion (Chief) Adeoye Adesola Olaniyi (JP) NLCF 2020-2021 Chartered President, Lion Bolarinwa Oyedele NLCF First vice charter president, Lion Lawal Oluwole Charter Secretary, Lion Morenikeji Babatunde Chartered Treasurer, and other nineteen members were inducted as  pioneer members of Tigbo Esteem Lion Club, District 404 B1, Otta Ogun State, Nigeria.

As His Royal Majesty Oba Dr Joseph Olusina Ikudaisi, Olu Of Agbegise, Oba Lateef Balogun Olu of Akimbo and Comrade Agboola Oniyide MD / CEO of Ocean Grace Big. LTD honoured with the award towards their services and passion in serving  humanity and others.

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