The Rotary club in Omole-Golden, Lagos this weekend led a war on polio by organizing "End Polio Walk". Members gathered…
The Rotary club in Omole-Golden, Lagos this weekend led a war on polio by organizing “End Polio Walk”.
Members gathered at Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Lagos at 7 o’clock departed from
Rotarians educated the public about the dangers of polio, how to prevent it, the need to eradicate it and how it can be eradicated.
Members who wear T-shirts, fez caps and aprons with the inscriptions: “Goodbye polio, thanks Rotary”, “Be an immunization champion”, “Exit polio now patapata”, “Exit polio now , keep zero polio! “, Etc., said it was high time polio was kicked out of Nigeria.
They bore placards with the inscriptions: “Exit polio now, do history today”, “Help Rotary win the war on polio”, “Make Nigeria completely polio free” and “Support to end polio, donate generously.”
Rotarians also carry a book that reads: “Rotary Club of Omol-Golden District 91
10 End Polio Walk.
They provided brochures and flyers to residents of Ogba, Omole, Ojodu, Berger, Isheri and their surroundings.
To prevent gridlock Rotarians were accompanied by two Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASMA) officers.
Melodic music was played to forgive a walk.
CEO, Rotn. Ibironke Alaba, said: “Every year is considered October 24 like World Polio Day to raise awareness of extinction and promote routine immunization. We are so close to extinction, but there is so much work left to do.
“Rotary International has contributed to policing efforts by donating billions of dollars for vaccine action, voluntary working hours, advocacy, mobilization of communities and monitoring.
” Over the years, the Rotary club in Omol-Golden has participated in community engagement and awareness raising in police eradication in collaboration with Ifako / Ijaiye municipal and Ojodu municipal development area. “