The wife of Oyo State governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, has extolled the Rotary International for its commitment to humanitarian services.
She commended the club for its several interventions to uplift the status of women and children in Nigeria and Oyo State, in particular.
Speaking as the Chairperson at the investiture ceremony for Rotarian Oluseun Osuntokun, as the 28th President of the Rotary Club of Iyaganku-Ibadan, Mrs Ajimobi said she was once a member and a past president of the Bodija Lions Club in Ibadan.
Mrs Ajimobi said she remains committed to the welfare and well-being of people, especially women and children and expressed her readiness to work with the Rotary Club of Iyaganku in the area of community projects.
Mrs Ajimobi, who was inducted at the ceremony as an Honorary Rotarian, said she accepted the honour with pride.
In his speech, the new president, Oluseun Osuntokun, expressed the pains of Rotarians in Nigeria at the recent two fresh cases of wild polio in Gwoza, Borno State, just a few days after Nigeria celebrated two years of a polio-free nation and only one year to the World Health Organisation’s Certification of the country as polio-free.
Osuntokun pledged the commitment of all Rotary Clubs in Nigeria to the final eradication of polio, even as the nation would wait another three years to be certified polio free.