Lions Club International, District 404-A2, Nigeria, Abuja Central, said it will mobilise a total sum of N20,400,000 to deliver humanitarian projects in communities across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The projects include a medical laboratory for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Pimary Healthcare Centre located at Lugbe.
President of Abuja Central Lions, Hon. Oscar Ehirim, who made this revelation after his installation as the 9th President of the club, estimated the laboratory to gulp N15,000,000 while the administration has also resolved to donate 100 bags of cement for the ongoing construction of the Lions Eye Care Hospital in Abuja at N500,000.
According to Ehirim, the club will also spend over N2,000,000 to carryout cornea transplant for five visually impaired persons as well as youth empowerment program/seminar for young graduates and unemployed persons at N1,000,000.
The President further disclosed his administration readiness to deliver frer eye screening, provision eye glasses to 200 visually-impaired and also conduct free diabetes screening and drugs administration for N900,000.
He said the club under his watch will organise enlightenment programs on the medical approach to curtailing the increase of paediatric cancer and donate food/relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp.
“I will encourage us to be service minded, without any expectation of gratification, but to serve with the heart of great Lions that we are, I will we all come together to deliver humanitarian services to the less privileged and our immediate community.
“We therefore crave your support to donate as you can, towards these projects, and the Almighty will reward you for these kind acts towards supporting the needy”, Ehirim said.
In her valedictory speech, the immediate past President, Lion Joy Peace Okoh, who said her administration was able to deliver humanitarian assistance to the needy in the society, added that the projects were delivered in line with the
needs assessments carried out within the