Seeking to provide special individuals with an enduring value substance, particularly at this time of the year when the yuletide is adjacent, a newly established club in Ikorodu took their deed of tenderness to another level on the 29th of November 2022.
It was considered an exhibition of affection and compassion that members of Ikorodu Peculiar Lions Club, extended their aid to the old people’s home at the rehabilitation and training centre in Majidun-Owutu at Isawo road in Ikorodu west LCDA.
An act of kindness, targeted at individuals, especially, those vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation which often result in serious effects on their health.
The Club’s charter President, Lion David Akinosho, described the course as heartwarming, where the elderly are shown the ample love they deserve, cultivating an atmosphere that bespoke of love and care like they have not experienced for a very long time.
He said supporting those who have been abandoned by their relatives, makes them happy, and feel like they have not been abandoned before.
Lion Akinosho, further advised that the community should endeavour to care for the elderly as everyone will get to that point in their lives when they would also need someone to care for them.
The club was received by Mr Lukmon Dotun, who thanked the club for their kind gesture, coming in at a point where things are quite hard economic wise.
He stated, “It is not easy for people to come together in this period to provide for the needy, indeed it’s a support worth appreciating”.
“On behalf of the Lagos state governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, I sincerely thank the club for lending a helping hand to the old folks in this centre” Mr Lukmon added
Items donated to the old people home by the club include; 1 bag of rice, a Half bag of Garri, 5 Paints rubber beans, 4 Carton of Indomie, Toiletries, 2 Packs of Bathing soap and Rolls of Detergents.
From the rehabilitation centre, they progressed to Maya community junior grammar school to put smiles on the faces of two students who won the creative Lions peace poster competition organised by the club prior.
Brand-new uniforms were presented to both students; to the delight of the school administrators presents, received members of the club and urged them to continue in their statute of humanity to promote education.
Master Roland Olubayo and Hassan Mustaheen were also presented with a certificate award of excellence for their participation and outstanding performance in the intellectual contest.
Both items were presented to the pupils by the club’s charter president, Lion David Akinosho JP, NLCF and the club’s project chairperson, Lion Oluwakoyode Aluko NLCF.
The projects executed by the club stretch between Ikorodu west and Ikorodu north LCDAs.