LAGOS – Dr Yewande Jinadu, The President of the Lekki Lions Club, Lagos, on Sunday called on Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers and assist the less-privileged people in their communities.
Jinadu, who is also the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Lagos, made the plea during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on the sidelines of the inaugural board meeting of the club in Lagos.
She said that humanitarian service was the major responsibility of the society and that this should be imbibed by individuals, corporate bodies and groups within the community. According to her, such humanitarian activities depend on the choices of individuals or groups within the community.
“I, therefore, implore Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers; help one another, especially the less privileged within their communities, including the women and children. “It is someone today; it might be you or somebody close to you that would be in need tomorrow. Therefore, we need one another to survive and co-exist peacefully,” she said.
Jinadu said that the club had a history of providing education, healthcare delivery and hospitality to bring succour to majority of Nigerians. “We are partners and stakeholders in the Nigeria project and we do not make any profit from the services we render to Nigerians, to complement government efforts.
“We are planning to refurbish and build toilets, supply school books, eye screening and provision of free glasses, as well as provide well-stocked First Aid boxes in public schools and Orphanage homes in Lekki. “We hope to achieve these projects by the end of the second quarter of the year, “she said.
Jinadu, however called on well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations to donate, sponsor and support the club to assist them carry out their humanitarian services. She also urged individuals and corporate organisations to reach out to the less privileged, the needy and the vulnerable ones in the society, through their corporate social responsibility activities.
According to her, government alone cannot provide for the needs of all in the society. (NAN)