GIDAN GIMBA, Nasarawa (Sundiata Post) – The Rotary Club of Abuja CBD led by its president, Ms Anne Uche Obi on Saturday carried out an outreach programme at its adopted community, Gidan Gimba in Nasarawa State.
The programme was in embarked upon by the club in Commemoration of the International Women’s Day 2022.
The Rotary team arrived the community at about 11am to the warm embrace of an enthusiastic community led by their traditional ruler, the Esu Gidan Gimba, in whose palace the event took place.
Ms Evelyn Onyilo, a Past Assistant Governor, District 9125 and current membership chair of the club, introduced members of the Rotary Club of Abuja team present made up of Uche Obi, the president; Ms Salome Garba, Charter President of the club and Director of Community Service; Rotarian Ezekiel Zang, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police; Rotarian Karls Tsokar, Rotarian Jesse Yuan and Rotarian Ene Onyilo.
The rest of the Rotary Club of Abuja present were Rotarian Galam Oyinlola Lung-Ya, Rotarian Helen Bassey, Rotarian Aisha Ali, secretary and President Nominee, Rotarian Nancy Nneka Ibekwe, Rotarian Katherine Phillip Adamu, MFR; Rotarian Max Amuchie, treasurer and incoming president of the club and Madam Gloria, the soap making trainer.
In her speech, Uche Obi told the people of Gidan Gimba that her team was there to get 10 women selected for the project undergo training on how to produce soap in a commercial scale. She added that the women would also get monetary gift to enable them start the business.
Obi said it was the club’s way of ensuring that women were economically empowered to contribute meaningfully to their respective families and to the nation in general.
She concluded by saying that food items, clothes and other items would be distributed to all the women present and their children.
In his response, the monarch thanked the Rotary Club of Abuja CBD and told the people that the team was not from any political party or government, but people who had come to assist the community because of their love for humanity.
The Rotary Club of Abuja also made a needs assessment of what areas of intervention it could assist the community. The traditional ruler said the most important need of the people is the construction of classrooms and toilets at the Central Primary School, Gidan Gimba. The club, accompanied by the traditional ruler, went to the school and saw that only one classroom block is standing in the school. The other classroom blocks have collapsed and the pupils have no toilet in the school.
The Esu of Gidan Gimba then showed the club the portion of land where the classroom block should be constructed. The club announced that it would undertake the construction of two toilets quickly while work on the classroom block would done new Rotary Year, which commences July 1.
The outreach programme was co-ordinated by a committee headed by Rotarian Salome Garba as community service director. Other members of committee are Evelyn Onyilo, Ibrahim Audu, Ene Onyilo, Aisha Ali and Max Amuchie.