Rotary Club of Yaba, District 9110, Nigeria has unveiled plans to carry out free medical surgery for people suffering from catharat and other eye defects within Yaba and its eviron.
This was disclosed by Rotarian Abosede Victoria Soyoola during her formal installation as the 43rd President of the club.
Mrs Soyoola popular known as ‘Mama Yaba’ is a Chartered Accountant and former Chairman Rotary Foundation of the club. She is also a member of numerous local and international professional bodies.
Speaking during her installation, Mrs Soyoola stated that arrangement has been concluded with some doctors abroad to perform the eye surgery for select people within the community.
” In the coming months, we in Rotary Club of Yaba are embarking on several projects to help the people in our community.
“We have already scheduled an eye surgery for some people who have already been screened. Doctors from abroad will handle the operation,” she said.
Mrs Soyoola restated her commitment to serving humanity noting that the main focus of her club this year will be to bring succour to several physically and economically challenged persons within Yaba community.
“In the coming months also, we will be distributing books and first aid boxes with primary drugs to schools and mosquito nets to post natal and pregnant women. We will also embark on tree planting across the community,” she added.
The occasion was also used to honour some members of the society who have distinguished themselves in their various fields.
Amongst those honored were Oba Owolabi Adeniyi, Onisabe of Isabe, Yaba, Chief Adebutu Kensington, Chief Atilade Adebowale, Chief Mrs Joyce Adedoyin Lanlehin, Mr Babajide Kolade-Otitoju and Morayo Afolabi Brown.
Also given post humors award were late RC Family members: Pa Williams Murray Bruce, Prof Oladele Akinla, Pa Tade Ismail, Pa I.I Allison and Mr Ted Doherty