By Oboh Agbonkhese
YOUTHS, students and children programmes are important to us at Lions Club International. We are also dedicated to interacting, training and supporting teachers to ensure that they are impacting the right values and morals on the students.
These were the submissions of the new Governor of Lions District 404A1, Mr. Olatunbosun Okpeyesi, at a briefing in Lagos, stressing that the Club’s current theme, New Partnership in Service, calls for everyone to be ambassador of service, which is why children and students must be monitored to change the country’s negative narrative.
Mr. Okpeyesi said Lions Quest and Peace Poster contests are some of the programmes geared towards re-orientating the youths’ mindset about the need for peace.
He said the club will pursue service to the less-privileged with passion, provide free eye-screening and provision of glasses, adding that about 500 cornea transplants will be done for free.
Okpeyesi, who promised to carry on with the vision of Olushola Dada, his predecessor, who died suddenly, said if every Nigerian becomes ambassador of service, the job of governance will be easy for President Muhammadu Buhari, the governors and local government bosses.
He assured that “we will raise awareness about paediatric cancer before it becomes rampart, because many people have health issues they are unaware of.
“We are also raising awareness about protecting our environment.”