No fewer than 2,000 Ekiti residents have benefited from the Lions Club International’s free eye treatment.
The District 404B-2 governor of the body, Dr Olufunke Adebajo, who disclosed this said the gesture was part of the humanitarian services being rendered by the body to mark the World Sight Day.
Dr Adebajo, who noted that the beneficiaries were treated for various eye defects, described the programme as part of the core projects designed by the Club to complement government’s efforts at ensuring that the people of the state enjoy improve healthcare delivery.
Meanwhile, the Ado Metropolitan Lions Club has donated a N500,000 worth borehole to a private orphanage in Ekiti, Winning Children Foundation, to boost water supply and check unwarranted outbreak of diseases in the motherless babies’ home.
The newly sworn-in president of the Club, Dr Pius Adeojo , said the club will continue to give support to the needy to ameliorate their sufferings and create a better society where all citizens could have access to good life and opportunities.
Adeojo, who described the rate of child abandonment in the country as alarming, urged government to put a machinery in motion not only to reduce the trend , but ensure that perpetrators are dealt with using the instrumentality of the law.
Calls have also been made by different organizations to ensure that they have impacting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes into their scheme of activities