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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Lions Club Reiterates Commitment To The Development of Nigeria


The new District Governor of Lions Club District 404B-2 Nigeria, Lion Wesley Kafidiya has reiterated the commitment of Lions Club to the development of Nigeria.

Speaking during the inaugural press conference of the new District Governor for the new Lion year that commenced on July 1st 2019, Lion Wesley Kafidiya said that the theme of the new Lion year is ‘we serve with love.’


In the words of the Late Mother Theresa, the new District Governor said that, “it is not the essence of service that matters, but the love put into that service. That is why in whatever service we do this year; we want to do it with extra love, strengthening our communities through diversity. Diversity is more than a defining characteristic for Lions. It is also the key to success. So, this year, we are going to serve with love, by intentionally putting the needs of others before our own with care and compassion.”


Kafidiya said that “as a club, we have supported the IDPs and just last year, the club raised $10,000 through grants to supply food, other items to flood victims. We will still focus on our core five areas of projects areas being; vision, hunger, the environment, pediatric cancer and diabetes but that does not mean that we would not attend to other areas of concern in our immediate environment. Also, the District major focus this year will be on the Lions Ophthalmology Center at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife. And while the completion of the physical structure is receiving appropriate attention, we have commenced ground work towards the furnishing and equipping the facility as a Tertiary/Reference Center for all forms of ophthalmology services under Lions Clubs International (LCI) Sight First Program.

Kafidiya who has just returned from Milan where the new international President was sworn in and who later had the privilege of equally swearing in Kafidiya and other District Governors in all Districts of Lions Club, said the Milan experience was a great one.

“We will follow three main service programmes for the year, that is; District Core Project, Global Service Framework and Lions new service framework. These three, will give Lions and Leos new ways to meet emerging humanitarian needs in their communities and around the world,” he added.

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